Ms Dominique Hussey > Bennett Jones LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Bennett Jones LLP
PO BOX 130

Work Department

IP Litigation


Partner, Trademark Agent, Co-Head of Innovation, Technology & Branding


Dominique has a broad range of IP, regulatory and branding experience, including extensive experience litigating under the Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations. Her practice involves trade-mark prosecution, brand portfolio management, and all aspects of IP litigation, with particular emphasis on litigation involving pharmaceutical patents, and trademarks. In addition to counseling on a range of trademark, patent and copyright issues, Dominique advises on advertising, marketing, packaging, labelling, and regulatory matters, most often pertaining to food, drugs, cosmetics, and telecommunications technology. Dominique is depended on to structure and negotiate complex strategic settlements and business arrangements, with an eye to positive business and litigation outcomes. She also offers her experience to assist clients in navigating corporate acquisition, re-organization and joint ventures, in a variety of regulated and retail industries. Dominique regularly writes, speaks and teaches on written and oral advocacy, litigation and intellectual property topics. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Law Review, and sits on the Competition Law Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Dominique is also an active member of the Publications Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Before joining Bennett Jones, Dominique practised for three years at a major law firm in New York, where she provided litigation and counselling services to pharmaceutical and consumer products companies in the areas of patents, trade secrets and false advertising, with a particular focus on Hatch-Waxman Act patent litigation. She is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


McGill University, BSc, 1997 | McGill University, LLB, 1997 | Columbia University (USA), LLM, 2002

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Cannabis

Bennett Jones LLP had a hand in many of the largest cannabis deals to hit the market over the past year. In a highlight example, go-to cannabis transactional specialist Aaron Sonshine advised Cresco Labs on its $2bn acquisition of Columbia Care, which made Cresco the largest cannabis producer and retailer in the US at the time of the transaction. Toronto-based Sonshine co-heads the practice together with firm vice chair and Toronto managing partner Dominique Hussey, who specializes in advising cannabis clients on IP and regulatory matters; she notably provides ongoing regulatory advice to Canopy Growth. Other key contacts include corporate finance specialist Angela Blake, who splits her time between Toronto and Vancouver; Toronto’s Kim Lawton, who is well versed in cannabis-related capital markets and securities issues; and Toronto-based IP and life sciences partner Melissa Dimilta.

Canada > Intellectual property

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Dominique HusseyBennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP’s oil and gas offering is reflected in its patent practice, where it maintains a dominant position in oilfield-related issues. The group additionally boosted its profile in the agriculture and TMT areas with the recent hires of food and agriculture-focused IP partner Lorelei Graham and Fred Barbieri, who specializes in IP prosecution — the duo arrive from Norton Rose Fulbright in Toronto and Ottawa respectively. Dominique Hussey spearheads the IP litigation practice and is highly regarded for life sciences disputes and energy-related patent and trademark litigation. Stephen Burns focuses on the IP aspects of energy and infrastructure projects and transactions.