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

Bennett Jones LLP
3400 ONE FIRST CANADIAN PLACE
PO BOX 130
TORONTO, ONTARIO
Canada

Work Department

IP Litigation

Position

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

Career

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.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Dominique HusseyBennett Jones LLP

The team at Bennett Jones LLP counts prosecution, litigation, advisory and transactional work as the four keystones of its practice. Stephen Burns serves as a go-to for the IP elements of significant energy and infrastructure projects and transactions whereas Dominique Hussey  is a key port of call for patent and trademark disputes within the pharma, biotech and energy sectors; the pair co-lead the department which is also home to Jeilah Chan, a lawyer who complements her litigation prowess with knowledge of enforcement, protection, commercialization and brand-building affairs.

Canada > Cannabis

The sizeable team at Bennett Jones LLP advises all players within the cannabis value chain, such as operators and investors. In addition, the team is well-equipped to advise underwriters and entities in adjoining industries such as consumer goods and often oversees cross-border matters in cannabis related M&A, licences, commercial agreements and corporate finances. Aaron Sonshine is the go-to contact for corporate and securities law issues while Dominique Hussey is well regarded for her IP litigation expertise; they jointly lead the practice which was recently bolstered by the promotion of Melissa Dimilta to partner in March 2021, and the arrival of Kim Lawton from Dentons. Dimilta is often sought by clients to oversee the advertisement, labelling and packaging of cannabis.