Intellectual Property Litigation

In Canada Intellectual Property encompasses Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Industrial Designs.

We at Prowse Chowne LLP understand the value Intellectual Property has for a company and inventor and how infringement of those rights can affect not only the owner of the Intellectual Property but those being accused of infringement. Our experienced team has successfully represented clients in Federal and Provincial Court and consists of litigators, Patent Agents and Trade Mark Agents. Together we can assist you in developing a strategy to protect your intellectual property, or represent you in a pending or ongoing litigation.

The value of intellectual property can be a growing asset if managed properly. Our experienced group of Intellectual Property litigators can work with you to develop a strategy to enforce your registered intellectual property in an effective manner and defend infringement allegations.

Prowse Chowne’s intellectual property litigation team provides services in the following areas:


Patents are an integral part of our society and affect almost every aspect of our lives. The purpose of a patent system is to promote innovation and encourage growth. It enables the client to gain advantage for disclosing their inventions. Prowse Chowne LLP strives to protect the legal rights of innovators. A patent gives an inventor a 20-year monopoly, during which time other parties can be prevented from infringing the rights of the patent owner.

How patents affect our everyday lives.


Choosing a name for a product or an invention is always a challenge. Various factors and questions have to be considered as there is always the potential for confusion between two trademarks. With Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan Act, 2014, receiving Royal Assent, there have been significant changes in the system of trademark implementation in Canada. At Prowse Chowne, we offer services keeping in tune with the recent changes in the law and the protection of your brands. Enabling you to choose and protect a strong trademark is our goal.


The copyright laws of Canada govern legally enforceable rights to creative and artistic works. Copyright provides owners of these types of work with protection against infringers. With the rapid advancements in digital media and communication technologies, many industries face new threats to their creations and copyright challenges.

Prowse Chowne LLP, can provide you with advice on whether infringement has occurred and, if so, what options are available to you to enforce or defend a copyright challenge.

Industrial Designs

Currently, Canadian law offers 15 years of protection to registered industrial designs. Prowse Chowne LLP can guide you through the registration process and available enforcement options.

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