Daniel Glover > McCarthy Tétrault > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Partner in Intellectual Property group and national co-lead of Cyber/Data group. Advises on copyright, trademark and confidential information protection, primarily through litigation, including in technology, sports and entertainment, fashion, consumer products, retail, financial and health services fields. Numerous cases involving trade dress. Information law practice extends to privacy and cybersecurity litigation (including class actions), data breach response, and Internet law. Counsel in intellectual property matters before Supreme Court of Canada (7 appearances), US Supreme Court of the United States (led drafting of amicus brief on international copyright law), Federal Court of Appeal, Federal Court, numerous provincial appellate and superior courts, Copyright Board, CRTC, and the Trademarks Opposition Board. Testified as expert on Copyright Board before Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce; significant experience on copyright, trademark and privacy reform.


Ontario bar, 2006 Clerk, Ontario Court of Appeal, 2005-2006 Adjunct professor, IP law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2012-present.


Past chair, Copyright Policy Committee, IPIC; AIPPI committees on copyright; Member, CBA, OBA, INTA.


AB, Harvard University (Phi Beta Kappa), MA (Eng.) and JD (Honours), University of Toronto.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Technology

McCarthy Tétrault has a strong track record undertaking technology transactions across a wide range of sectors, such as aeronautics, life sciences, biotechnology, software and hardware. It also provides a ‘high level of experience and expertise‘ in relation to digital transformation projects, machine learning, fintech and data protection. Christine Ing is a leading name for advice on a range of emerging technologies. Charles Morgan and Daniel Glover coordinate the cyber/data group from Montréal and Toronto respectively. In a notable mandate, Morgan and Glover led a large multidisciplinary team which acted for the six most systemically important domestic banks on the preparation of a submission to the Quebec National Assembly committee assessing Quebec’s Bill 64, which looks to modernize Quebec’s privacy regulatory regime. Also notable is that Ing and associate Michael Scherman advised Shoppers Drug Mart on its C$75m strategic investment in virtual healthcare provider Maple Corporation. Barry Sookman, who is a key contact for technology-related litigation, has ‘decades of deal experience that is invaluable at the negotiating table‘. George Takach is noted for his finance and M&A expertise. In Montréal, Véronique Wattiez Larose focuses on M&A, private equity and ongoing business matters for technology clients.

Canada > Intellectual property

Contentious matters are the standout forte for McCarthy Tétrault‘s practice which operates across all subsets of IP, providing representation before all levels of domestic courts in addition to international tribunals. Steven Mason has a number of high-profile victories at the Supreme Court of Canada under his belt, directing particular emphasis towards patent disputes, meanwhile Alfred Macchione oversees the prosecution and business IP practice and is often instructed by start-ups in the technology sector. Lisa Melanson heads the firm’s IP strategy initiative, managing global IP portfolios and leveraging her qualification at the New York Bar to support on cross-border mandates involving the US. Senior counsel Barry Sookman is a distinguished name in the field of copyright law whereas disputes experts Daniel Glover and Fiona Legere provide the group with a wealth of sector-specific expertise in fields such as retail, entertainment, technology, media, pharmaceutical and telecommunications. Named lawyers are based in Toronto with Vancouver-based Vincent Yip leading the firm’s Western Canadian IP practice.