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The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is home to thousands of technology companies and hundreds of thousands of individuals working in this growing sector, representing the largest technology innovation area in North America outside of Silicon Valley.

We can represent local technology businesses in the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor as well as other local and international organizations who do business in Ontario. Gilbertson Davis LLP has lawyers who have experience in the internet and technology sector, and have assisted individuals and corporations in the following areas:

  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secret Disputes
  • Website and Domain Name Disputes
  • Licensing Disputes
  • Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Cyberfraud Issues

Shareholder and Partnership Disputes

Shareholder disputes often arise when a business achieves significant success, or where founders contribute to the business in non-financial ways. Disputes can disrupt the smooth operation of a business and, if not dealt with quickly and discreetly, may have a long term effect on their reputation in the business community, on the confidence of their trading partners and perhaps even the value and /or viability of the business itself.

Gilbertson Davis LLP has lawyers who have the experience to handle disputes within a company or partnership, as well as disputes arising from an employee’s failure to abide by the terms of its contract upon termination of the employment relationship.

Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secret Disputes

In the technology sector, the value a company brings comes from the know-how and intellectual capital it brings to the technology community. Leveraging that capital into a successful business requires protecting that intellectual property from competitors as well as former employees. At Gilbertson Davis LLP, we can represent our clients in enforcing trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, including seeking or responding to urgent injunctive relief when appropriate.

As more and more technology companies seek to compete in the same geographic area, branding of a technology company is one of its most important assets. In order to protect that intellectual property, it is important to seek counsel who can assist in bringing prompt and effective enforcement proceedings. Gilbertson Davis LLP can serve your needs with lawyers who have experience in enforcing registered and unregistered trademark rights and in copyright and trademark litigation.

Website and Domain Name Disputes

A strong online presence is vital for any growing technology company, especially in the highly competitive Toronto-Waterloo Corridor. If a competitor, cybersquatter, or other person controls a domain name that is similar to your trademarks or business names, your business can lose customers, market share, and visibility.

Our team of lawyers can represent you in protecting and enforcing your domain name rights, whether through traditional litigation or alternative dispute resolution mechanisms available for domain name disputes.

Licensing Disputes

The strength of a technology company comes from its ability to license its software to the public, but that is only as strong as the license agreement itself. Licensing disputes can and will arise, and it is important to resolve them quickly. We strive to resolve our clients’ disputes early and practically through the provision of quality legal services at reasonable rates. Gilbertson Davis LLP has experienced litigators both in the courtroom and in arbitration. These lawyers have experience in representing licensors and licensees in litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Cyberfraud

The collection, use, and distribution of data is central to any technology venture, and businesses must be aware of the risks and responsibilities involved with that data, particularly when it involves sensitive or personally identifiable information.

Not only can our lawyers assist in defending against claims of breach of privacy or responding to cybersecurity breaches, we also provide advice and representation relating to cyber insurance, directors and officers insurance, errors and omissions insurance, and other potentially responsive policies to a data breach. We can advise on coverage and defence obligations under any such policies, including seeking business interruption losses or remedial costs, as well as compliance with regulatory provisions.

Why Gilbertson Davis LLP?

Gilbertson Davis LLP has lawyers who can provide sound advice and results-oriented representation, taking into account the specific needs and concerns of the particular industry and business.

If you require assistance with handling a shareholder dispute, intellectual property dispute, domain name dispute, licensing dispute, or a privacy dispute, please contact us for an initial consultation.

Our Lawyers

John L. Davis

Managing Partner
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Sabrina Saltmarsh

Litigation Associate
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David Alderson

Senior Counsel –
Commercial Litigation
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