Gordon Zimmerman is a Partner and former Regional Leader of BLG’s Intellectual Property Group. He focuses exclusively on intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets and confidential information, and related litigation. Registered as a trademark agent and patent agent, Gordon is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Trademarks, Copyright).
Gordon has prepared and presented evidence and testimony in complex litigation, including factual and expert evidence in science, engineering, marketing and accounting. He also handles trademark and patent applications, licensing, due diligence investigations, security interests and other non-litigious issues.
He has appeared as counsel in the Federal Court of Canada (at trial and on appeal), High Court of Ontario (at trial and on appeal) and on applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in cases involving patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, passing off, trade secrets, confidential information, wrongful termination of distributorship agreements, conspiracy, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and related matters.
His pre-law work experience concentrated on pulp and paper, industrial chemicals, atomic energy, vacuum molecular beam studies and peptide analysis. He speaks English, French, Italian, and some German and Spanish.