R. Nelson Godfrey Associate


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2015 - Alberta

Year of Call: 2013 - British Columbia

Primary phone: 604 891 2799

Fax: 604 683 3558

Email: nelson.godfrey@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Vancouver




R. Nelson Godfrey

Nelson Godfrey is an associate in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. Nelson practices in the firm's Intellectual Property Group, with particular experience in contentious disputes in all areas of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, copyright, industrial designs, misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, and domain disputes.

Nelson regularly represents clients on matters before the Federal Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the Trademarks Opposition Board. Nelson is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution. He has represented clients in the course of numerous mediation and arbitration proceedings, and consistently works with a view to achieving creative resolutions that fit the business needs and protect the legal interests of his clients.

Nelson also maintains an active solicitor's practice, with experience in trademark procurement and portfolio management, advising clients on Canada's private-sector privacy and anti-spam (CASL) regimes, and advising clients on contractual and other legal considerations associated with the development, licensing, and transfer of intellectual assets in various fields.

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  • 2016

    • Education
      2016
      Registered Patent Agent
  • 2015

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2015
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2013
      Year of Call, British Columbia
    • Education
      2013
      Registered Trademark Agent
  • 2011

    • Education
      2011
      University of British Columbia, JD
  • 2007

    • Education
      2007
      University of Saskatchewan, B.Sc. (Hons.), Biochemistry