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Intellectual Property

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IP asset management means getting the most from your portfolio. It’s more than obtaining patents or industrial designs, registering or using trademarks or adequately leveraging your copyrights. Often, it means quantifying the value of your assets and enforcing your rights to maximize the commercial value of your business.

Our expertise includes IP portfolio management, assistance with product development, securing of IP registrations as needed, licensing and sale of IP assets, and advice on branding and management of domain names.


As your business grows, you will look to protecting your innovations and know-how. Analyzing your competitive space is also essential.  That’s where we come in with providing opinions regarding your freedom to operate and the patentability of your inventions.


IP is worldwide, but local rules vary, as does the local regulatory environment. That’s why our technical experts are assisted by seasoned professionals knowledgeable of local regulations, particularly in the health and life sciences. With increased cross-border business and the prevalence of counterfeiting, it’s important to have experienced counsel who will navigate regulations and pursue remedies wherever you do business. Fasken has trusted relationships with lawyers and agents across the world, including on the three continents where we are physically located. Our team is qualified in both common and civil law; many of us are bilingual, and between us we speak many languages.


We work with clients ranging from solo inventors and start-ups to multinational corporations. We also work with colleges, universities and government research institutes.


Fasken’s IP team includes lawyers and advisors with advanced degrees in engineering, pharmaceutical and biological sciences and physics. We’re honoured to have received positive recognition from respected organizations such as Chambers Canada, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, World Trademark Review, IAM Patent 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property.


Browse our recent work, read our analysis of current IP issues or contact any of our lawyers to learn more. 


For insight, commentary and analysis on matters of interest to individuals and businesses protecting intellectual property rights in Canada and abroad, please visit our group's blog, The Angle.


Protect, maximize and enforce your IP rights as you build your business.

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