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Intellectual Property

Every step on the path to market presents different challenges. Gowling WLG works with you to overcome those challenges by protecting and enforcing your Intellectual Property (IP) assets and helping you maximise their value.

With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, copyright, advertising, IP litigation and more, we've been winning IP cases for clients around the world for over 125 years, and offer you exceptional representation in a dynamic and competitive market.

Clients choose Gowling WLG for IP because we have the same commitment to protecting, managing and applying their IP as they do in creating and using it. They also appreciate the value of our international, full-service platform and use our legal professionals to obtain advice on matters that go well beyond traditional intellectual property issues.

With one of the largest and most highly regarded IP practices in Canada, leading practices in the UK and Russia, expert teams in Germany, China and Dubai and a global network of IP associates, Gowling WLG's international IP practice can support its clients in jurisdictions across every continent.

From multi-million dollar disputes and billion-pound deals to cost-capped litigation in the IP courts, we apply our innovative thinking and collaborative approach to your IP issues. We create practical, effective solutions that meet and exceed your business needs.

Many of our professionals are specialists in science, engineering and technology. This unique combination of legal talent and in-depth industry knowledge enables us to better understand your business and help you realise the full value of your IP.

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Wherever you are in the world and whatever you want to achieve, we'll manage your IP matter using the best legal professional for the job and deliver first-class service. Please contact a member of our team to find out how we can help you.

General filing inquiries

For inquiries pertaining to IP prosecution filings or patent/trademark application filings, please contact us at ipinfo@gowlingwlg.com.

Key Contacts

Gordon Harris
Gordon Harris

Robert A. MacDonald
Robert A. MacDonald

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