Intellectual Property Lawyers
Our Intellectual Property Lawyers at Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”), provide an array of services to protect and commercialize the intellectual property of companies and independent researchers.
We have the experience to support our clients at any stage of the research and development process for initiatives such as clinical trials and research projects. Our support includes but is not limited to:
- Reviewing and negotiating commercial, intellectual property and information technology related research agreements. Including:
- Material transfer agreements
- Joint venture
- Collaborative and non-collaborative research agreements
- Clinical trial agreements
- Grant agreements
- Data transfer, data sharing, data usage
- Software licensing agreements
- Equipment transfer agreements
- Lease agreements
- Advising upon the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program.
Our firm has access to professional resources, which can inform companies and researchers about funding opportunities from agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Counsel of Canada, the Ontario Centre or Excellence, the Canadian Foundation for excellence, The Natural Resource Centre of Canada, and the Canadian Institute of Health Research.
We also provide registration services and litigation for infringement and enforcement services to protect trademark, copyright and patent rights.
Trademark Registration in Canada
Our trademark registration expertise includes assisting our clients for the following:
- preliminary trademark searches
- preparation of applications for registration
- trade-mark renewals
We also provide representation for our clients in opposition proceedings and in the negotiation and settlement of trademark disputes relating to infringement, to the validity of registered trade marks and to passing-off.
DSF’s copyright services include advising our clients on the protection of copyrightable works, assist in the registration of copyrights in Canada, and prepare copyright assignments and licensing agreements.
We also have experience with representing our clients in copyright litigation matters, and counsel them on enforcing copyright in their works as well as defending against allegations of copyright infringement.
Patent Registration and Provisional Patents
Under patent registration and provisional patents, our lawyers are capable of advising our clients on the acquisition, protection and enforcement of patent rights and on matters of patentability, validity and infringement. We also conduct preliminary patent searches and assist in the preparation of patent applications.
We will be pleased to discuss your innovative initiatives.
For further information or assistance on intellectual property law, patent registration, trademark registration or copyright registration, please contact Karen Beveridge at 416-446-5056.
New Anti-Spam Legislation
As of July 1st, 2017, the final changes to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation have taken effect. If you would like to learn more about this policy, please view and download this document provided by DSF and IED Web Marketing, or contact one of our Intellectual Property lawyers on the right.