Intellectual Property Disputes

The lawyers at RBS act as counsel in disputes related to intellectual property (IP) issues, including copyright and trademark infringement, passing-off and trade secrets. The firm also represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board. The IP Litigation Group appears before federal and provincial superior courts, administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations. RBS also works with a large network of law firms around the globe with respect to the international aspects of clients’ intellectual property needs. By coordinating with its network of trusted associates, the IP Litigation Group ensures that its clients’ foreign IP litigation needs are met.

The litigators at RBS work closely with the solicitors in its IP Litigation Group to identify and analyze the issues and problems faced by clients. The firm crafts the most effective strategies for its clients to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights, or to respond to actions against them.

The IP Litigation Group aims to find and implement practical and cost-effective litigation strategies for its clients, through negotiation and mediation when possible, or more formal litigation and arbitration processes if necessary.

The IP Litigation Group acts in the following types of matters:

  • Trademark enforcement and litigation
  • Trademark oppositions
  • Trademark cancellations
  • Copyright litigation
  • Trade secret enforcement and defence
  • Technology licensing and royalty disputes
  • Anton Piller search and seizures, and injunctions