Trade-mark Licensing & Franchising

The lawyer and trade-mark agent professionals who make up the Trade-mark Licensing and Franchising Group at our firms have comprehensive experience in negotiating and license drafting relating to all aspects of intellectual property, including preparation and filing of trade-mark and patent applications, commercial contracts, distribution agreements, franchising and licensing.

Our members have published many articles and books relating to these issues and are in demand as presenters and lecturers at domestic and international meetings.

Experience Both Home And Abroad

Our firms work closely with our clients to help them maintain and protect trade-mark and intellectual property portfolios both in Canada and around the world. As well as licensing and franchising experience within Canada, we have also established close association with licensing professionals throughout the world and can advise or obtain the advice of other experienced professionals in the United States, Asia, Europe, South America and throughout the world. Our large roster of international clients includes multinationals, large and small corporations, institutions, universities and individuals. Our Licensing and Franchising Group members are active in:

  • Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada) Inc.
  • International Trademark Association
  • Licensing and Franchising Committee of the Canadian Bar Association
  • European Communities Trade-mark Association
  • Pharmaceutical Trade-marks Group

The Trade-mark Licensing & Franchising Group