Intellectual Property

Our lawyers and trade-mark agents work with our clients to develop strategies to manage, register, protect and exploit their intellectual property portfolios in Canada and throughout the world. We have experience in transactions involving unique and complex intellectual property issues and a depth of experience with trade-mark, copyright, patent and technology licensing. We have an experienced team of litigators who routinely handle the defense and prosecution of intellectual property claims and disputes.

  1. Case Comment: Key Words and Passing Off

    Tamara Ramsey published a case comment in the INTA Bulletin about the case of Vancouver Community College v. Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2017 BCCA 41 in which the Court considered claims for passing off based on both key word advertising domain names. It is important to note that key words advertising will not constitute […]

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  2. Case Comment: Federal Court of Appeal Endorses Punitive Damages

    Tamara Ramsey published a case comment in the INTA Bulletin about the case of Lam v. Chanel S. de. R.L. A copy of the case comment is reproduced below.     CANADA: Federal Court of Appeal Endorses Punitive Damages Contributor: Tamara Ramsey, Chitiz Pathak LLP, Toronto, Canada Verifier: Timothy O. Stevenson, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonaugh, Ottawa, […]

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  3. Case Summary: Making Sense of Metatags?

    Tamara Ramsey provided a case summary for the Bulletin published by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada about a recent case, Red Label Vacations Inc. v. 411 Travel Buys Limited, 2015 FCA 290, dealing with trade-mark and available by clicking here.   Case Comment: Making Sense of Metatags? Red Label Vacations Inc. v. 411 Travel Buys […]

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  4. Chitiz Pathak named Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Canada

    Congratulations to Marie Lussier and all of Chitiz Pathak’s trademark professionals in being named the Editors’ Choice winner of the 2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Canada. For more information on the awards, see www.corp-intl.com.  

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  5. Chitiz Pathak Succesfully Opposes Trade-mark Application by Foreign Newspaper

    Tamara Ramsey was successful in opposing a trade-mark application for a foreign newspaper for the word mark “Ajit”. AJIT, a common name in India, is  used by the Applicant, a Punjabi-language newspaper based in India that had a few subscribers in Canada. The name AJIT has also, for many years, been used by the Opponent, a free […]

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Practice Areas

  • Trade-marks
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property Strategy and Management
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Licensing