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 > Cannabis

The cannabis team at Bennett Jones LLP offers dedicated transactional, regulatory and litigation services for a range of national cannabis producers. Toronto-based Curtis Cusinato and Gordon McKenna advised on CMG Partners’ $282m SPAC offering, the largest cannabis-industry SPAC in history. It also leverages the firm’s broader insolvency practices to advise on a number of restructurings in the industry. On the regulatory side, it offers expertise with packaging and labelling, consumer health as well as new Health Canada rules. The practice is led by Aaron Sonshine and Dominique Hussey from Toronto. Sonshine focuses on the transactional side of the practice, with experience in a number of cannabis-sector mergers, financings and corporate governance matters. Hussey is a seasoned litigator, acting in IP, marketing and labelling matters, with a broad range of pharmaceutical and product experience. Angela Blake is well regarded for her expertise in corporate restructuring, whiles Melissa Dimilta provides key IP litigation support to the cannabis team.

Canada > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Dominique HusseyBennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP‘s broad IP practice covers prosecution, litigation, advisory and transactional advice from offices in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary. Stephen Burns, is based at the latter office and focuses on M&A transactions with complex IP elements while over in Toronto, fellow practice co-head  Dominique Hussey is active on the contentious front, handling patent and trademark litigation with noted strength in the pharmaceutical sector. Jeilah Chan counts names such as Ferrero Group and Prada among her client list and supports with both IP strategy and litigation.