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James H. Buchan
Firm Managing Partner, External

Speaks: English, French

Year of Call: 1994 - Ontario

Primary Office: Toronto

James H. Buchan

James Buchan is firm managing partner, external, of Gowling WLG in Canada. In addition to his expertise in the areas of intellectual property advisory and enforcement work, James is also a past member of the firm's Board of Trustees, as well as a former leader of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group and a former co-leader of its Trademarks Group.

As a barrister and solicitor, James' expertise in the IP field is broad-based and extensive, covering a wide range of IP-related contentious and non-contentious matters, including patent, trademark and copyright litigation. He has appeared as counsel of record in more than 25 reported decisions of the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, and has been counsel in over 750 trademark opposition and expungement proceedings before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). 

James remains active in numerous national and international legal committees and industry groups.


2016

Gowling WLG - Firm Managing Partner (External)

September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

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2016

2016

Gowling WLG - Firm Managing Partner (External)

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

April 2015

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2015

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2014

April 2014

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2014

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

July 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

2013

2013

Gowlings Board of Trustees

2013 - 2015

2012

July 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012

2012

May 2012

Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2012

2011

February 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011

2010

February 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2010

2008

2008

Gowlings Practice Group Leader - Intellectual Property Litigation

2008 - 2011

2006

2006

Gowlings Practice Group Leader - Trademarks

2006 - 2008

2006

2006

Gowlings Toronto Department Head - Intellectual Property

2006 - 2010

2005

2005

Pro Bono Law Ontario - Aboriginal Legal Services

2005 - 2014

2000

2000

Gowlings - Partner

2000 - 2015

1994

1994

Gowlings - Associate

1994 - 2000

1994

1994

Year of Call, Ontario

1992

1992

University of British Columbia, LLB

1988

1988

University of Toronto, BSc. (Specialist) in Microbiology

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James Buchan

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James Buchan

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