Christine is an intellectual property lawyer and the national leader of Intellectual Property Litigation. Christine's practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including trademark, patent, copyright and confidential information cases, as well as pharmaceutical patent litigation and notice of compliance proceedings.
Christine has litigated a number of significant cases, appearing as counsel or co-counsel at the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Justice and Supreme Court of Canada. Some of these include the precedent-setting LEGO trademark case, a case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada; a patent infringement action for cheque processing involving major Canadian chartered banks; a patent infringement action for oil and gas well completion methods; patent infringement actions and Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) proceedings for a major pharmaceutical company, and a patent infringement action related to computer-implemented lottery systems.
Christine also advises on complex intellectual property issues, including litigation and dispute resolution strategies in patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design disputes. She is a registered trademark agent and represents clients in trademark opposition and summary cancellation proceedings.