Chris Hunter  

Partner

Executive Summary

Chris represents clients in the acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and trade secrets. His practice focuses on providing strategic advice to clients concerning their intellectual property portfolios, and providing litigation support for infringement and misappropriation actions. In particular, he devotes a significant part of his practice to negotiating the intellectual property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic licensing. Chris is also a registered patent agent and drafts and prosecutes patent applications for electrical, mechanical (including medical devices), business method, financial services (FinTech), software and information technology-related inventions, and more recently, cannabis. As a trademark agent, Chris prosecutes applications and manages brand strategy globally. Chris also specializes in industrial designs.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • ​Recognized in the 2019 edition (since 2013) of Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (since 2015) of Who's Who Legal Canada (Patents)
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition (since 2014) of Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: recommended in Intellectual Property