Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
The Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP IP department has a principal focus of protecting the intellectual property and the intellectual capital of our clients. We customise end-to-end proactive and defensive solutions to combat the piracy, theft and counterfeiting of clients’ property. In addition to strategic defensive work, we actively litigate all manner of anti-counterfeiting cases (eg, copyrights, trademarks, patents and industrial designs) as well as cases involving theft of confidential information, trade secrets, corporate opportunities and tangible property assists. We also coordinate in the investigation, seizure and prosecution of IP crimes in the Canadian market place, cross-border cases, on the Internet and at the Canadian border.
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP has extensive experience obtaining and enforcing extraordinary remedies including, Anton Piller orders, preservation orders, injunctions and other declaratory relief. We have a proven track record working with law enforcement, Customs, national and international governmental agencies and associations as well as other professionals. We regularly assist law enforcement in securing information and evidence necessary to obtain a criminal search warrant. We coordinate and secure the resources necessary to execute criminal search warrants, coordinate multi-country investigations and enforcements, deal with all aspects of anti-counterfeiting border enforcement, consult with respect to comprehensive brand protection programmes to be implemented or already existing (both domestic and international) and create multi-platform training programmes designed and utilised by industry, government and law enforcement. We have been at the forefront of coordinating all aspects of enforcement issues involving Canadian legislation affecting on counterfeiting and pirating activities including the Copyright Act, Trademarks Act, Patent Act, Industrial Design Act and the Radiocommunication Act, as well as Criminal Code offences and the recently legislated Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP utilises an in-house team of online investigators who actively work in partnership with our extensive and effective network of professionals, including expert forensic investigators, computer forensic specialists, e-discovery professionals and others, to ensure the appropriate resources can be utilised quickly and cost-effectively for the benefit of our clients. We have coordinated and served more than 10,000 Anton Piller orders, preservation orders, cease and desist letters, separate actions, investigations and law enforcement seizures across Canada. We are also actively involved in online issues relating to anti-piracy and counterfeiting enforcement on social media, third-party marketplaces, websites’ software applications and the Dark Web.
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP has held more than 35 major brand protection conferences and has conducted numerous workshops and training of police forces, governmental organisations and the private sector at which thousands of attendees have received training in brand protection matters, including counterfeit product identification, online investigation and enforcement as well as other prosecution of IP crimes.
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP enjoys a reputation far in excess of its size for providing high-quality, result-driven and cost-effective legal services, particularly in the areas of banking law, professional negligence defence, civil litigation, and IP litigation, including all aspects of anti-counterfeiting enforcement and brand protection.
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP actively and regularly provides a full complement of anti-counterfeiting enforcement measures which have successfully been employed to protect some of the world’s most famous marks, logos characters, names and designs.
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP is pleased to number among its clients many multinational companies owning significant intellectual property as well as many of Canada’s foremost financial and corporate institutions. The firm currently has 11 lawyers and practices out of its own building centrally located in downtown Toronto.