• Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada
  • Admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2021
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2020
  • M.Sc., McMaster University, 2017
  • H.B.Sc., McMaster University, 2015

Imtiaz Karamat is an associate of the firm. He practises in the areas of intellectual property, information technology, cybersecurity, technology contracting, privacy and regulatory law.

Practice Areas

Imtiaz’s practice covers a range of intellectual property and information technology matters, including technology contracting, privacy, cybersecurity and considerations around product regulation and marketing. He also has experience in patent prosecution and trademark litigation. 

Throughout his legal studies, Imtiaz was heavily involved in Osgoode Hall Law School's Intellectual Property Law & Technology Program. This included working with the program's Innovation Clinic to assist inventors and entrepreneurs with the innovation and commercialization process. Imtiaz was also an avid contributor to the program's online review, preparing articles in the areas of trademark, patent and privacy law. His involvement in the program culminated in an internship with a major pharmaceutical company, where he worked with in-house counsel on regulatory and privacy matters.

Prior to law school, Imtiaz completed his Master of Science degree in Medical Sciences at McMaster University. As a graduate student, he focused on immunological studies and was awarded an Ontario Graduate Fellowship for his thesis on the immune system's role in stress-induced brain function and behaviour. 

Imtiaz is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C). Imtiaz joined DWW as a summer student in 2019 and completed his articles with the firm in 2021. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA) IT & IP Law Section, Vice Chair
  • Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), Member
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member


May 30, 2024

On May 30, 2024, Imtiaz Karamat will be chairing Session 5 of the OBA’s webcast Series on ChatGPT for Lawyers, entitled “Using ChatGPT For Business Development And Marketing”.

Join Imtiaz and an esteemed panel of speakers as they discuss how ChatGPT can assist lawyers in promoting their business and critical considerations for its effective use in legal practice.

February 20, 2024

Imtiaz Karamat will be participating in a conference about Law and Technology hosted by Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) at Toronto Metropolitan University on February 20, 2024. The conference is for grade 11 students from across the Toronto District School Board and will discuss what technology means for the law, including providing workshops on a myriad of law and technology themed topics.

October 29, 2023

On October 29, 2023, DWW Counsel Richard Austin and Associate Imtiaz Karamat will be guest lecturers for the “Governance and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence” course as part of York University’s Graduate Program in Financial Accountability (MFAc).

Richard’s talk will focus on the regulation of AI in certain jurisdictions around the world, while Imtiaz will speak on how Canada’s changing privacy law landscape addresses current AI issues.