Toronto Ontario Intellectual Property Lawyers
Trademark Litigation and Brand Protection
Trade-mark, Trade-name and Copyright Litigation
Injunctions Restraining Breach of Copyright and Trade-mark
Intellectual Property Litigation in Ontario and Canada (Federal Court)
Lawyers at Gilbertson Davis LLP have acted for and represented owners, licensees, and defendants in actions relating to copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement, passing off, and disclosure of confidential information.
As an owner or licensee, your intellectual property is of paramount importance to the value and growth of your business. Whether it is your publically-recognized trade-marks or your closely-protected trade secrets, these carry immense value that can be significantly tarnished if not promptly and thoroughly protected.
Copyright can subsist in any almost any original written or dramatic work that requires skill and judgment to create. As a content creator you are granted the exclusive right to publish, reproduce, license, adapt, and present that work, subject only to certain “fair use” or “fair dealing” exceptions. We can advise you on your options for enforcing or defending copyright infringement claims to protect your interests.
Trade-mark Infringement and Passing Off
In the modern economy, the importance of a brand cannot be understated, and for many businesses their trade-marks can be one of the most valuable assets of the company. However, trade-marks can only retain their value if they are not used or mimicked by competitors or associated with another business that might depreciate the goodwill developed in that mark. That is why it is important to protect your trade-mark rights through prompt and effective enforcement proceedings.
The success of many businesses can be attributed to unique and confidential formulas, recipes, or methods that provide a competitive advantage over competitors. That advantage can be quickly lost if those secrets to success are disclosed to competitors, whether by current or former employees or by other business partners, directors, and officers who may attempt to compete using that information. It is important that your trade secrets are properly protected and, should they be disclosed or used without your permission, that you obtain prompt and effective legal representation to minimize your risks and re-establish that competitive advantage.
At Gilbertson Davis LLP, we recognize the importance of your intellectual property, and the need to quickly enforce your rights. We assist our clients in protecting their intellectual property assets through prompt and effective litigation strategies, including injunctive and other urgent relief, even in situations where the infringement is done anonymously over the internet. Our lawyers are experienced in acting and representing clients in both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court in such matters.
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