The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy
Silver - Individuals: Anti-Counterfeiting
Recommended - Individuals: transactions
“The entire Cassels Brock & Blackwell team is outstanding”, raves one patron, and regardless of some personnel changes, the firm continues to deliver a reassuringly comprehensive service, covering everything from portfolio management, complex litigation, and IP-rich M&A transactions. Trademark prosecution and enforcement pro Steven Kennedy is “one of the finest litigators in the country and his knowledge of the field is astounding. He is well-informed, responsive, and cost-effective. Plus, he is the most joyous person around.” Also traversing the contentious/non-contentious divide is Stephen Selznick, who is highlighted for his “extremely intelligent and highly proactive approach”. He has recently represented Quantum Enterprises in a series of cancellations and oppositions involving the trademark Quantum when used in connection with automotive products. Joining the team on the prosecution side of the practice is former Bereskin & Parr practitioner Jennifer McKenzie, a go-to for clients in the pre-packaged consumer goods sectors as well as cosmetics and drugs. Contributing significantly to the commercialisation side of the practice, Alison Hayman demonstrates deep licensing and technology transactions expertise. “She does wonderful work, especially when it comes to deals in the cannabis industry.” Hayman contributes widely to discussions on the topic, having spoken about cannabis branding at the INTA Leadership Meeting in 2019.