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Kevin Sartorio
Partner

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 2000 - Ontario

Primary Office: Toronto

Kevin Sartorio

Kevin Sartorio is an intellectual property litigator in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and the head of its Intellectual Property Department.

As a partner with the firm since 2007, Kevin’s expertise is extensive and covers all areas of IP contentious work, including patent, design, trademark, copyright and trade-secret litigation, as well as opposition proceedings before Canada’s Trademark Opposition Board. Kevin is also a registered trademark agent.

Kevin has appeared as counsel of record in numerous reported decisions of the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal,  Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, including some of Canada’s most important trademark and copyright decisions: (e.g. CCH Canadian Ltd v Law Society of Upper Canada[2004] 1 SCR 339; Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin v Boutiques Cliquot Ltée [2006] 1 SCR 824).
 
Kevin is regularly ranked as a leading IP lawyer by some of the world’s foremost legal directories, including:

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (IP Litigation), 2014-2016
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2016
  • World Trademark Review, 2014-2015
  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2014-2016
  • Managing Intellectual Property: Trademarks and Copyright 2014-2016 recognized as an "IP star"

June2016

Managing Intellectual Property 2016

September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

July2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

Featured insights & resources

Copyright year in review — 2015

Kevin Sartorio, Stephanie Curcio

Article January 22, 2016

Supreme Court fine-tunes technological neutrality

Multiple Authors

Article December 1, 2015

TPP treaty: Potential changes to Canadian copyright and trade secret laws

Multiple Authors

Article November 1, 2015

2014: The year in review for Canadian copyright law

Kevin Sartorio

Article January 1, 2015

Canada and the United States: Differences in Copyright Law

Multiple Authors

Article July 1, 2013

Career & Recognition

2016

June 2016

Managing Intellectual Property 2016

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

July 2015

Managing Intellectual Property 2015

2015

April 2015

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

2015

February 2015

World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals , 2015

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

June 2014

Managing IP ’s Trade Mark & Copyright Handbook 2014

2014

April 2014

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

2014

February 2014

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2014

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

May 2013

Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award

2000

2000

Year of Call, Ontario

McMaster University, BSc. Hons. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

University of Victoria Law School, LLB

Kevin Sartorio
Profile highlights

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Kevin Sartorio

Kevin Sartorio is an intellectual property litigator in Gowling WLG's Toronto of...

Kevin Sartorio
Featured insights & resources

Copyright year in review — 2015

Kevin Sartorio, Stephanie Curcio

Article January 22, 2016

Insights & Resources

Copyright year in review — 2015

Kevin Sartorio, Stephanie Curcio

Article January 22, 2016

Supreme Court fine-tunes technological neutrality

Multiple Authors

Article December 1, 2015

TPP treaty: Potential changes to Canadian copyright and trade secret laws

Multiple Authors

Article November 1, 2015

2014: The year in review for Canadian copyright law

Kevin Sartorio

Article January 1, 2015

Canada and the United States: Differences in Copyright Law

Multiple Authors

Article July 1, 2013

Kevin Sartorio
Profile highlights

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Kevin Sartorio

Kevin Sartorio is an intellectual property litigator in Gowling WLG's Toronto of...

Insights & Resources

EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Kevin has authored and co-authored several papers, articles and commentaries, and presented to various organizations, all in relation to Canadian intellectual property matters. His papers and presentations include:

 

  • 'Recent Developments of Importance to Canadian IP Litigation,' Lexpert®/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2002-2005)
  • McGill/IPIC Copyright course, guest lecturer (2005)
  • 'The Dawn of a New Era of Balance in Canadian Copyright Law,' Canadian Intellectual Property Reports (November 2005)
  • 'Broadened Rights for Famous Marks in Canada: A Review of the Supreme Court of Canada's Decisions in Veuve Clicquot and Mattel,' Toronto Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society (September 2006)
  • INTA Roundtable on Canadian Trade-mark Decisions, guest moderator (November 2006)
  • 'The Rebirth of Section 22 of Canada's Trade-Marks Act as an Anti-Dilution Remedy,' 96 Trademark Rep. 1020 (2006)
  • 'Copyright Law as a Weapon Against Grey Marketing,' 2008 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • 'Euro-Excellence Inc. v. Kraft Canada Inc. Grey-Marketing and a Reminder of Important IP Rights Interplay,' Federated Press' Franchise and Distribution, Volume XIV, No. 3 (2008 case comment)

Speaking Engagements

Manufacturing Success

Events April 29, 2015

Client Work

Kevin Sartorio
Profile highlights

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Kevin Sartorio

Kevin Sartorio is an intellectual property litigator in Gowling WLG's Toronto of...

Kevin Sartorio
Featured insights & resources

Copyright year in review — 2015

Kevin Sartorio, Stephanie Curcio

Article January 22, 2016

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