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Intellectual Property

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Whether you are a retail market leader or a leading-edge technology start-up, Canadian-based or multinational, you need the most complete and integrated intellectual property services available to protect your assets across Canada and abroad.

Why do so many businesses rely on McCarthy Tétrault for intellectual property management advice, prosecution expertise, opinions and dispute resolutions worldwide?


  • We combine the skill and flexibility of a boutique firm with the resources and power only a large firm delivers.
  • We integrate legal and industry expertise in all aspects of intellectual property issues with extensive experience in other areas of law to provide creative and timely solutions.
  • We unite top talent in the field with a sophisticated knowledge management system.
  • We can operate in the world’s two major legal systems, common and civil.
  • We have significant expertise in all art areas.

Our Intellectual Property Group is one of our most established practices. Since the 1950s, clients have counted on us to deal with the most complex and sophisticated commercial litigation issues.

We protect our clients’ interests in all facets of intellectual property management:

  • agreements;
  • asset portfolio management;
  • biotechnology;
  • branding;
  • computer software;
  • contracts;
  • copyrights;
  • disputes and litigation;
  • distribution agreements;
  • domain name disputes;
  • industrial design;
  • internet law;
  • licensing and cross-licensing agreements;
  • market-related issues;
  • patents;
  • privacy and publicity rights;
  • research and development;
  • technology transfer;
  • trade secrets; and 
  • trade-marks.

We provide everything from pragmatic strategies and due diligence reviews to pre-litigation counselling and litigation of infringements.

Our clients represent a wide range of Canadian and international industries: financial services, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, communications, technology & licensing and hospitality concerns. They include small businesses and major multinationals.

Several of our practitioners have been cited in national and international rankings in patents, trademarks, copyright, computer and information technology and life sciences as leaders in their field. Many hold advanced degrees in engineering, computer technology and science, and have industry work experience. All of our patent agents are lawyers, integrating legal and patent advice for our clients.

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For more information, please contact:


Charles S. Morgan
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Véronique Wattiez Larose
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Alfred A. Macchione
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Beth Macdonald
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Vincent Yip
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