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Introducing our law firm

Providing the Latest News and Analysis for Canadian Copyright and Trademarks Law

Your IP expert

John McKeown focuses on providing advocacy and advice concerning intellectual property and related matters, including protecting trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, confidential information and misleading advertising and claims under the Competition Act. A growing component of his work relates to intellectual property claims on the Internet, including domain name disputes. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trademarks/Copyright). Some of Canada’s largest marketers have relied on John’s advice. 

John supervises obtaining, protecting and licensing trademarks and hundreds of successful trademark applications. He has been involved in many opposition proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board and actions for infringement.



Areas of Expertise



What do you do when your work is stolen and redistributed without your consent? John McKeown is an expert in helping individuals, businesses and brand owners obtain the protection they need in order to avoid this type of problem and to leverage copyright ownership.



A brand owner needs to understand how the trademark system works so that brand names can be protected. It is crucial to register and protect your brand name before it's too late.


Advertising and Marketing

Are your marketing efforts compliant with Federal and Provincial legislation? We offer a full range of services including advice concerning misleading advertising, consumer packaging and more. 



Protecting your business through the litigation process requires in-depth knowledge of the law and litigation practice. John McKeown is an experienced litigator who will ensure that your voice is heard and your intellectual property is protected. 


Industrial Designs

Before you ship your products you should ensure that industrial design protection is in place. Timing is vitally important in this context. 

John McKeown is a top trademark and copyright expert with a strong internet-related IP practice. In his career, he has accumulated broad IP wisdom, which, coupled with his dedication to client service, helps him tick all the boxes.

- World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000


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