Deeth Williams Wall LLP represent creators, owners and users of intellectual property. Our clients have business interests in Canada, the United States and throughout the world. We advise them on international practice and strategies and represent them in commercial transactions involving intellectual property.
A central part of our intellectual property practice is filing patent, trade-mark, copyright and industrial design applications, obtaining registration efficiently and with the broadest possible rights.
Through preliminary infringement and registrability or patentability searches, we help our clients anticipate complications and avoid litigation.
We represent clients before the Patent Appeal Board, the Trade-Mark Opposition Board and other administrative tribunals. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in the Federal Court of Canada and in the Ontario Court. Much intellectual property litigation is handled urgently. We have extensive experience in applications for preliminary injunctive relief. We are also familiar with the complicated damage issues that arise in infringement cases.
In commercial transactions, we perform due diligence investigations, prepare purchase and sale documents and security agreements, close the transaction, and register the documents in the appropriate offices.
Many of us have science or engineering degrees or experience with highly technical matters, from chemistry to computers, that can arise in patent applications and patent and trade secret litigation. All of us are experienced in the art of managing complicated commercial transactions or litigation.
Patents | MORE
Deeth Williams Wall LLP’s patent agents are all lawyers. Most have expertise both in obtaining and litigating patents. All have technical or scientific backgrounds, as well as years of experience in particular industries. They are, therefore, particularly qualified to advise clients on all aspects of obtaining, commercializing and enforcing their patents. We also have a great deal of experience in managing large and diverse patent portfolios, and can maximize their value to our clients.
Trade-marks | MORE
Deeth Williams Wall LLP represents a broad range of clients, including manufacturers, retailers, distributors, franchisers and trade associations, in the protection and exploitation of trade-marks. DWW also provides a full-range of legal services to enforce trade-marks rights against infringing use. By offering a broad range of services relating to advertising, merchandising, franchising and the use of domain names, DWW can assist its clients creatively and cost-effectively to enjoy the full scope of their intellectual property rights.
Copyright | MORE
Copyright is a set of rights that govern the use of certain expressions of ideas or information. Essentially, copyright regulates ones right to copy. Copyright applies to all original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, including computer software. Deeth Williams Wall LLP helps owners of copyrights administer their rights appropriately. This includes registering copyright and advising on a copyright holder’s rights, and enforcing copyright, or defending against claims of copyright infringement, through litigation.
Domain Names | MORE
Deeth Williams Wall LLP has assisted a number of clients to protect themselves against cybersquatting and attempts to obtain domain names similar to their own trade-marks and trade names.
Trade Secrets | MORE
Deeth Williams Wall LLP can assist with the protection of trade secrets. We draft trade secret and non-disclosure agreements, advise on specific contractual terms to protect secrets in employment situations and in deals between companies. We are experienced at dealing with breaches of confidentiality and trade secrecy, and have successfully resolved many disputes over confidential information through negotiation or litigation.
Industrial Designs | MORE
Aesthetic features of a functional article – its shape, configuration, pattern and ornament – can be protected by registering an industrial design. We assist companies and individuals to obtain industrial design protection for their original designs. Over the years, we have managed a number of large portfolios of industrial designs. We advise on enforcement options and acquisition issues. We have experience sorting out the multiple forms of protection that may be available for an innovative product.