Kevin Sartorio

Kevin is a senior intellectual property (IP) litigator in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and serves as its current IP department head.

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. Kevin has acted in numerous trial and appellate matters before all levels of courts, including four times in the Supreme Court of Canada -- most notably for the successful Law Society in the seminal copyright decision CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada

Kevin is regularly and consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading IP lawyers and litigators by prominent ranking services.

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)

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