Who owns what?
This is a critical question for companies of all sizes when it comes to intellectual property (IP). Whether it’s an in-house development or collaborative projects with others, it is always advisable to have a legal framework in place to ensure proper ownership of IP. Otherwise, unexpected consequences and a range of issues around the management, administration, enforcement and commercialisation of the IP could develop.
Join Andrea Kroetch and Lionel Fishman as they discuss tips and strategies for reducing risk and securing ownership of your company’s IP.
About Andrea Kroetch
Andrea Kroetch is a Barrister and Solicitor and Trademark Agent in Smart & Biggar’s Ottawa office. Her practice focusses on trademark counselling, prosecution and litigation covering all aspects of the trademark life cycle, including clearance, trademark prosecution, opposition and enforcement. Andrea also has significant experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements pertaining to intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on licensing, commercialization and procurement.
About Lionel Fishman
Lionel Fishman is a Barrister and Solicitor and a Patent and Trademark Agent in Smart & Biggar’s Ottawa office. His practice focusses on patent and industrial design prosecution and litigation in the mechanical, electrical, computer and software fields. Lionel’s client activities involve Canadian companies seeking to obtain industrial design and patent protection in Canada and abroad and associate firms outside of Canada seeking to obtain patent protection for foreign clients.
About Smart & Biggar
Smart & Biggar helps the world’s leading tech companies protect and leverage their IP, and advise them on how to use IP Strategy to secure growth around the world.
Headquartered in Ottawa with a national presence, Smart & Biggar has a consistent track record and reputation as the leaders for IP and tech law in Canada.