intellectual property litigation  


Intellectual property (IP) is the fuel that drives competitive advantage. Companies make significant investments to research and develop new products that will give them an edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace. To maintain that edge, it is vital that they vigorously protect their portfolio of IP assets.

McMillan's Intellectual Property Group is one of Canada's leading IP litigation firms. We have acted as counsel at trial and on appeal in many of the most significant IP decisions in Canada. Our team is made of litigators who are dedicated to delivering uncompromising defences of their clients' patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs and other IP assets.

Our approach to litigation is characterized by its flexibility. Regardless of the size of the client or the case at hand, we field an experienced team that is focused on protecting our clients' commercial interests. We are also experienced at handling litigation conducted simultaneously in many countries, coordinating and assisting counsel in other jurisdictions.

McMillan lawyers combine unparalleled litigation experience with a deep understanding of IP law and a strong ability to address technical issues before federal courts and arbitration panels.

McMillan professionals help clients lead by:

  • Obtaining and defending against pretrial injunction and seizure orders
  • Litigating cases related to confidential information and trade secrets, both as to alleged misuse and as to ownership
  • Conducting litigation in relation to industrial designs and IP agreements
  • Assisting foreign counsel in obtaining evidence in Canada including from applications for the enforcement of Letters Rogatory from various jurisdictions around the world
December 2017

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2, 2017

Intellectual Properties Bulletin

July 2017

Intellectual Property Bulletin

June 2017

Intellectual Property Bulletin

May 2017

Intellectual Property Bulletin

February 2017

Intellectual Property and Litigation Bulletin

July 2016

Business Law Bulletin

March 2015
Intellectual Property Bulletin
December 2014
Litigation Bulletin
March 2014
Intellectual Property Bulletin
Also published in LexisNexis - Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada (2013-14) 14 I.E.C.L.C.