Norton Rose Fulbright


Suite 3000, 222 Bay Street
M5K 1E7
M5J 2Z4


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Partner, Canadian National Chair, Intellectual Property: Jung-Kay Chiu
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Number of Partners: 30
Number of IP Practitioners: 47
Languages Spoken at the Firm: English, French

Our bench strength as a global firm allows us to service clients through all stages of growth and across jurisdictions. With more than 250 lawyers, patent attorneys and trademark agents across five continents, our global intellectual property team has extensive experience providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary IP law services to clients worldwide.

IP Litigation practice

The national team of IP litigators at Norton Rose Fulbright is consistently ranked among the best in Canada. We are trusted counsel in all areas of intellectual property, including patents (infringement and impeachment actions, prohibition proceedings and section 8 damages actions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, counterfeit enforcement, and industrial designs. Our IP litigation team successfully appears on a regular basis before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, provincial superior courts, and tribunals across the country.

We are best known for decades of leadership in Canadian life sciences intellectual property litigation. We have creatively designed and applied successful trial strategies that have shaped life sciences patent litigation. We have replicated that success in other technological sectors including medical devices, aerospace, food and agri-business, financial services and energy among other technologies.

Patent practice

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada’s patent attorneys and agents have highly specialized degrees and provide comprehensive intellectual property advice and global portfolio strategy. We do the Canadian and global patent work for a stellar cross section of Canadian and international clients. Our Canadian Patent Centre of Excellence complements notably the patent expertise within Norton Rose Fulbright in the United States.

We are one of the largest patent filers in Canada with a particular emphasis on drafting original patents and global portfolio strategy.
We are often selected over our competitors because our patent prosecution expertise is unrivalled and works seamlessly with our disputes and regulatory lawyers to provide a strategic and holistic approach to patent portfolio management.

Trademark practice

We assist clients with all aspects of the branding process. This includes providing overall branding strategy, the drafting and prosecution of trademark applications, the provision of advice regarding availability and registrability of marks in Canada and globally. Our team provides strategic trademark advice including portfolio review, infringement surveillance, and advice on legal issues connected with introducing products and services to the market, such as branding, product information and advertising. We assist clients with all aspects of brand expansion into social media, including acquisition of domain names and enforcement of brands on all social media channels globally.

Copyright practice

Our copyright team has expertise in all aspects of copyright law including clearance, acquisition and registration, infringement and litigation, due diligence, licenses, assignments and transactional issues. We act for copyright owners working in various industries such as entertainment, music, art, fashion, literature, software and evolving media including telecommunications and the Internet. Similarly, our trademarks team works with clients to acquire, commercialize and safeguard their brands, including logos, product or container shapes and packaging. We are regularly called upon to advise on the copyright aspects of advertising and marketing campaigns. Clients consistently call upon our professionals for wide industry coverage, the shared experience between the team and our large panel of services.

Commercial IP practice

The IP team handles a wide range of commercial transactions relating to all areas of intellectual property including but not limited to, issues pertaining to data, data governance and IP strategy.


Key IP Areas
Life sciences IP, Copyright & related rights, Patent, Trade mark, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution, IP transactions, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution)

Key Sector Expertise
Advertising, Aerospace, Artificial intelligence, Biotechnology, Fashion & luxury goods, Food & beverage, Electronics, Agriculture, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Medical device, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Construction & materials, Robotics, Technology hardware


Last updated 8 August 2021