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The combined intellectual property team of Aird & McBurney LP and Aird & Berlis LLP brings together patent and trademark agents and lawyers who secure Canadian and worldwide protection and provide enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Aird & McBurney and A&B work closely to provide a full range of services in IP procurement, litigation, technology transfer and corporate transactions in connection with all forms of IP, including:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Industrial Designs
  • Trade Secrets
  • Domain Names

Together, Aird & McBurney and A&B provide seamless advice to our clients on a full range of IP services. We also work closely with other practice groups, including domestic and international tax, technology, communications, sports and media, franchising, corporate finance, corporate/commercial and labour and employment, to offer our clients advice that is responsive to all their business needs.

Members of the two firms have been in practice together for more than 30 years and have a strong history of collaboration.

We represent Fortune 100 companies in the life sciences, food and beverage, entertainment, media, sports and communications, energy and mining sectors, in addition to the electrical, mechanical, biomedical, computer engineering and software development industries. Our clients also include individuals, startups, universities, hospitals and research institutions.

Members of our IP team are involved in many industry organizations, including:

  • Advocates’ Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS)
  • Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Life Sciences Ontario (LSO)
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)

    Recent Developments

    Publications Article Mar 29, 2018 Doing Business in Canada - March 2018
    Events Sep 27, 2017 Growing Your 'Cannabusiness': From Seeds to the Stock Exchange Archive Now Available!
    Events Apr 20, 2017 Intellectual Property: Avoiding the Pitfalls Archive Now Available!
    Events Feb 09, 2017 Canadian Pharma Update: Patent Law and Practice Archive Now Available!
    Publications Newsletter Nov 28, 2014 Ten Common Intellectual Property Mistakes Startups Make

    Blog Posts

    Insights TheSpotlight Feb 23, 2018 World IP Day 2018 Theme Announced
    Insights TheSpotlight Feb 20, 2018 Online Advertising Method Survives Alice at the PTAB
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    Insights TheSpotlight Jan 23, 2018 Record Breaking Numbers in Patent Filings in 2016
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    Insights TheSpotlight Jun 30, 2017 Supreme Court of Canada Holds Promise of Utility Doctrine Incongruent with Patent Act AstraZeneca Canada Inc. et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al., 2017 SCC 36

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