Toronto (May 14, 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), announced today that 4 of its practitioners were recently listed as “IP Stars” in the 2014 edition of the Managing Intellectual Property Handbook —  Trademark and Copyright (IP). The results are based on extensive research conducted among IP practitioners worldwide over the past six months.

“We are pleased to be recognized for our work in promoting and protecting the intellectual assets of our clients” said Sean Weir, BLG’s national managing partner and CEO. “Our IP professionals have a broad range of specialized competencies to provide end-to-end advice on all IP related matters. In addition, the team’s knowledge of both local and global legislation ensures that we can counsel our clients on multi-jurisdictional IP issues, helping to craft successful IP strategies that manage and protect their strategic assets globally and domestically.

BLG practitioners recognized by the 2014 Managing IP Handbook (Trademark & Copyright) are as follows: 

Neil He​nderson

  • Copyright contentious
  • Trademark
  • Trademark prosecution
  • Trademark strategy and counselling

LuAnne Morrow

  • Copyright non-contentious
  • Trademark
  • Trademark enforcement and litigation
  • Trademark licensing
  • Trademark prosecution
  • Trademark strategy and counselling

Justine Wiebe

  • Trademark
  • Trademark enforcement and litigation
  • Trademark licensing
  • Trademark prosecution
  • Trademark strategy and counselling

Gordon Zimmerman

  • Patent
  • Trademark

The BLG Intellectual Property Group has expertise in sophisticated IP-based transactions, formulating patent strategies, assisting with trademark selection and clearance, drafting license agreements, enforcing IP rights, or defending against allegations of IP infringement.

Many of the professionals in the group hold advanced scientific, engineering and graduate degrees in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, physics, electronics, electrical engineering, engineering physics, as well as PhDs in the respective fields of analytical chemistry, applied chemistry, genetics, nutrition & metabolism, plant biogenetics, oncology and telecommunications. BLG ranks as a leading firm in Canada by numbers, in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings, and in filing trademark applications.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: 

Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
EDouganMcKenzie@blg.com
416.350.2676