Intellectual Property & Privacy Law
The Intellectual Property Law group at Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”), provides an array of services to both protect and facilitate the development and commercialization of intellectual property for corporations and independent developers alike. Our services include:
- negotiating and drafting commercial, intellectual property and information technology related agreements, including:
- Software Licensing agreements
- SaaS and website terms of service
- Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure agreements
- Invention Assignment agreements
- End-User License agreements
- advising on the Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program.
- assisting with financing from both private and government sources
- advising start-ups from inception to exit (for more information, please follow the link to our Start-Up Suite page)
- Canadian Trademark Registration and Enforcement advice
- Canadian Copyright Registration and Enforcement advice
- Privacy Law matters
Canadian Trademark Registration and Enforcement
Our trademark registration expertise allows us to assist our clients with the following:
- preliminary trademark searches
- preparation of applications for registration
- trade-mark renewals
We regularly represent our clients in opposition proceedings and in the negotiation and settlement of trademark disputes relating to trademark infringement, validity of registered trademarks and to passing-off.
Canadian Copyright Registration and Enforcement
We advise our clients on the protection of copyrightable works and assist in the registration of copyrights in Canada and in the preparation of copyright assignments and licensing agreements. We have represented our clients in copyright litigation matters, including both the enforcement of copyrights and defending against allegations of copyright infringement.
Privacy and data protection are critical to the success of many businesses in today’s digital economy. At DSF, we can advise on a host of issues which might affect your enterprise including obligations under both federal and provincial laws such as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and can help you develop policies which will help ensure compliance with these statues.
The final changes to CASL took effect on July 1, 2017. If you would like to learn more about CASL, please view and download this document provided by DSF and IED Web Marketing.
For further information or assistance on intellectual property law, trademark or copyright registration or privacy law, please contact a member of our Intellectual Property Law group.