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Patent • trademark • design • COPYRIGHT
Patent • trademark
design • COPYRIGHT

intellectual property solutions

Method Law is a boutique law firm that practices exclusively in the field of Intellectual Property Law, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are a savvy team of lawyers, trademark agents, patent agents and experienced support staff with a focus on practical solutions for our clients’ intellectual property issues. We provide intellectual property legal and agent services to a wide variety of clients ranging from multinational corporations, Canadian companies, charities, start-ups and individuals.

We assist clients with drafting, prosecuting, maintaining, licensing, and freedom to use opinions on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and industrial designs, and litigating intellectual property rights. Our lawyers have appeared before the Trademarks Opposition Board, the Patent Appeal Board, both levels of the Federal Court and the Ontario Court.

Our clients include E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Pioneer, Purepharm Inc., The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Septodont Holdings S.A., Novocol Pharma, Duoject Medical Systems Inc., Cardon Rehabilitation & Medical Equipment Ltd., Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, Taurus Mortgage Capital, Piranha Abrasives Inc., Core Diamond Abrasives Inc., Method Homes, Method Earth, VON Canada (the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada), Roto-Gro Inc., Raptor Mining Products Inc., Stoakley-Stewart Consultants Inc. and Tablet Console Games Inc. We also act as Canadian intellectual property counsel and agent for other lawyers/agents and their clients.

We provide pro bono intellectual property services to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada/Grands Frères Grandes Soeurs du CanadaBoost Child & Youth Advocacy CentrePakmen Volleyball Club, and Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation.

The copyright in the above photograph is the exclusive property of Nadia Lassman, and used with permission. 

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