intellectual property 

 

There's no silver medal when you're second to file™

For many companies, particularly those for whom innovation is a key competitive differentiator, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable corporate asset—the collection of goodwill, experience, know-how, innovative processes and brands they use for delivering new products and services to market.

But properly leveraging and protecting IP often requires significant investment by a number of players—from the developers of these innovations to those who sell them.

In this high-stakes environment, companies must protect their original ideas and their connections to their customers. They require expert and diligent legal counsel to implement strategies that safeguard the integrity of their innovations.

McMillan's Intellectual Property Group understands what is at stake. We work tirelessly to anticipate our clients' challenges while responding forcefully to their threats. We are recognized as one of the leading IP practices in Canada, building on a track record of success in crafting sound IP protection and enforcement strategies that help our clients maximize the value of their critical intangible assets.

Our legal teams are made up of lawyers, patent and trademark agents, scientific consultants and law clerks. Many of our professionals have degrees in chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics and engineering, with the strong technical expertise required for a deep understanding of our client's businesses and the IP they are protecting. Our lawyers are also recognized authorities on IP, with several having taught law school courses on the topic.

July 2017

Capital Markets Bulletin

July 2017

Intellectual Property Bulletin

June 2017

by Stephen Brown-Okruhlik, Peter Wells and Samantha Gordon.Litigation Bulletin

June 2017

Intellectual Property Bulletin

May 2017

Intellectual Property Bulletin

February 2017

Intellectual Property and Litigation Bulletin

February 2017

Intellectual Property Bulletin

September 2016

Cybersecurity Bulletin

August 2016

Business Law Bulletin

August 2016
Business Law Bulletin
July 2016

Cybersecurity Bulletin

July 2016

Business Law Bulletin

May 2016
Intellectual Property Bulletin
May 2016

Cybersecurity Bulletin

February 2016
Intellectual Property Bulletin
July 2015
Competition Bulletin
July 2015
Social Media and Website as National Communication Platforms in Canada in Light of French Language Requirements
May 2015
Intellectual Property Bulletin
April 2015
Intellectual Property Bulletin
March 2015
Intellectual Property Bulletin
March 2015
Privacy Bulletin
March 2015
Technology Bulletin
February 2015
Business Law Bulletin
February 2015
Intellectual Property Bulletin
January 2015
Intellectual Property Bulletin
December 2014
Intellectual Property Bulletin
December 2014
Intellectual Property Bulletin
September 2014
Intellectual Property Bulletin
May 2014
McMillan at a glance
April 2014
Intellectual Property 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.
February 2014
Intellectual Property Bulletin
January 2014
Intellectual Property Bulletin
June 2013
The Curious Case of GSW
Canadian Intellectual Property Review
May 2013
Intellectual Property Bulletin/Lexology
January 2013
Intellectual Property Bulletin/Lexology
October 2012
Intellectual Property Bulletin
June 2012
Intellectual Property Bulletin/Lexology
June 2012
Intellectual Property Bulletin
April 2012
Intellectual Property Bulletin
April 2012
Intellectual Property Bulletin
March 2012
Intellectual Property Bulletin/Lexology
January 2012
Intellectual Property Bulletin
January 2012
Intellectual Property Bulletin
November 2011
Intellectual Property Bulletin
October 2011
Intellectual Property Bulletin
September 2011
Intellectual Property Bulletin
July 2011
Intellectual Property Bulletin
June 2011
Intellectual Property Bulletin
June 2011
Intellectual Property Bulletin
May 2011
Intellectual Property Bulletin
March 2011
Intellectual Property Bulletin
2011
InBrief Winter 2011
2011
intellectual property brief winter 2010-2011
December 2010
Intellectual Property Brief
2010
Intellectual Property Brief Summer 2010
2009
Intellectual Property Brief Fall 2009
2009
Intellectual Property Brief Summer 2009
2009
Intellectual Property Brief Summer 2009