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Trade mark star 2023




Practice areas:

Intellectual property
Trade mark

Industry sectors:

Computer technology & services
Hospitality & leisure
Life sciences

Kelly Gill is best known for his IP litigation practice, particularly in the areas of trademarks and unfair competition. He is past leader of the firm’s Trademarks, Brands and Designs and IP Litigation and Strategy Groups.

Mr Gill has appeared before all levels of court in Canada and served as counsel on two of the Supreme Court of Canada’s most important trademark and copyright decisions: Masterpiece Inc v Alavida Lifestyles Inc (2011 SCC 27) and CCH Canadian Ltd v Law Society of Upper Canada (2004 SCC 13).

Mr Gill is the author of numerous publications, most notably Fox on Canadian Law of Trade-Marks and Unfair Competition, 4th edition (Thomson Reuters). This three volume text, first published in 2002 and updated annually, is considered the leading trademark law authority in Canada. It has been cited by every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada in all of its trademark judgments since publication. He is also an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Mr Gill is ranked as a leading IP lawyer in some of the world’s foremost legal directories including WTR 300 and WTR 1000, Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Who’s Who Legal and The Best Lawyers™ in adjunct professor and sits on the Advisory Board of IP Osgoode at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Year Joined Firm: 1993

Education/Alumni: Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM; Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB; Queen's University, BA (Honours)