Canada Dominique T Hussey

Head of IP Litigation - Bennett Jones LLP

Dominique T Hussey is the IP litigation practice group leader at Bennett Jones LLP. Her practice involves trademark, patent, copyright and trade secret litigation; trademark prosecution and oppositions; brand portfolio management; IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions; and opinions and counselling in all areas of IP law.

In addition to her work on a range of trademark, patent and copyright issues, Ms Hussey advises on advertising, marketing, packaging, labelling and regulatory matters, most often pertaining to food, drugs, cosmetics and telecommunications technology. Clients depend on her to structure and negotiate complex strategic settlements and business arrangements, with an eye to positive business and litigation outcomes.

Ms Hussey is admitted to practise before the Federal Court of Canada, the courts of Ontario, the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before joining Bennett Jones, she practised as an IP litigator at a major law firm in New York. She is now often called upon to advise on aspects of Canadian litigation when clients face IP challenges or wish to obtain or assert IP rights simultaneously in Canada and the United States.

Ms Hussey regularly writes, speaks and teaches on written and oral advocacy, litigation and IP topics. She is a member of the International Trademark Association Legislation and Regulation Committee and the editorial board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Law Review. She sits on the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Competition Law Committee and is also an active member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Publications Committee.

Ms Hussey obtained her law degree and a bachelor of science degree from McGill University, and an LLM from Columbia University (New York), focusing on intellectual property. She has frequently been recognised as a leading trademark and patent lawyer in league tables. In 2012 she was named one of Canada’s Leading 40 Lawyers Under 40 by LEXPERT Rising Stars.

Professional associations

  • Advocates’ Society
  • IPIC

Firm details

Bennett Jones LLP
3400 One First Canadian Place
PO Box 130
Toronto ON M5X 1A4

Contact details

T: +1 416 777 6230
F: +1 416 863 1716

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