Michael Adams

Partner at Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP

A partner with Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP since 2011, Michael Adams is a lawyer and registered patent and trademark agent whose practice includes IP litigation and the drafting and prosecution of patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design applications. He works with a variety of clients, from multinationals to single inventors.

Mr Adams has been with the firm since he articled in 2004 and was called to the Bar in 2005. Prior to that, he earned a JD from Queen’s University (2004), and degrees in mechanical engineering (2000) and mathematical science (2001) from McMaster University.

Mr Adams has successfully represented clients before the Trademark Opposition Board, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Quick facts

  • Barrister and solicitor, Province of Ontario, 2005
  • Registered patent agent, 2007
  • Registered trademark agent, 2007
  • JD, Queen’s University, 2004
  • BSc (mathematical science), McMaster University, 2001
  • BEng (mechanical engineering), McMaster University, 2000

Client services

  • IP litigation
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Industrial designs


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group
  • The Advocates’ Society

Professional associations

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group

Firm details

Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP
Suite 1800
2 Bloor Street East
Toronto ON M4W 3J5

Contact details

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