Chris Hunter > Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 BAY STREET
SUITE 4000, COMMERCE COURT WEST
TORONTO, ONTARIO M5L 1A9
Canada

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Chris is the Practice Group Leader of the Intellectual Property group. He represents clients in the acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and trade secrets. His practice focuses on providing strategic advice to clients concerning their intellectual property portfolios and providing litigation support for infringement and misappropriation actions. In particular, he devotes a significant part of his practice to negotiating the intellectual property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic licensing. As a trademark agent, Chris prosecutes applications and manages brand strategy globally. He also specializes in industrial designs.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

Adept in portfolio management, a wealth of disputes and the IP elements of corporate transactions, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP‘s team is led from Toronto by Chris Hunter, Andrew Skodyn and Melanie Baird. Hunter runs a patent and trademark prosecution practice in addition to his brand protection and portfolio activities, whereas Skodyn is a disputes specialist with considerable knowledge of the biotech, technology and life sciences industries. Baird holds the distinction of serving as counsel in Canada’s first ever biologic patent and biosimilar patent case.