Eric Macramalla is a partner at Gowling WLG and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on trademark litigation and prosecution, as well as a variety of Internet-related legal issues, including social media and domain name disputes. Eric also advises on a range of sports legal matters.
Through his trademark litigation and prosecution practice, Eric helps his clients manage their domestic and global trademark portfolios, while protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, both in Canada and abroad. In light of the ever-evolving intersection between IP and social media, he also helps his clients navigate IP issues on Twitter, Facebook and other virtual platforms.
With recognized expertise in dispute resolution, Eric acts for clients in domain name disputes around the world. He is also an arbitrator for domain name disputes and a co-author of Domain Name Law and Practice: An International Handbook (Oxford University Press).
Eric assists clients across a broad spectrum of sports legal matters, including representation and agency, naming rights, licensing, sponsorships, technology, litigation, and intellectual property issues.
He is the legal analyst for TSN and the host of the syndicated radio show Offside, which airs across Canada. Eric also contributes to CBS, ESPN, FOX, SIRIUS XM, NBC and CTV. He also frequently shares his views on trending topics in sports via his Twitter account, @EricOnSportsLaw.