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 > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Dominique HusseyBennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP handles a mix of prosecution, litigation and transactional IP matters, with niche expertise in advising energy companies on their increasingly sophisticated IP requirements. Other industry strong suits include pharmaceuticals, agriculture and mining. Toronto-based Dominique Hussey, who is dual-qualified in Ontario and New York, heads the IP litigation practice and is equally adept in trademark and patent matters. Calgary-based Martin Kratz QC is noted for his expertise in IP law and technology.

Canada > Cannabis

A prime-mover in the cannabis space, Bennett Jones LLP’s focus on building a full-service offering has paid dividends, and the firm houses a well-rounded industry group across its Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary offices. The national department is led jointly from Toronto by IP litigator Dominique Hussey and corporate finance specialist Aaron Sonshine, who recently led the firm’s advice to Cresco Labs on its $100m oversubscribed funding round, which represented the second-largest private funding round in US cannabis history. In addition to its corporate finance experience, the practice group has specialist expertise in M&A, consumer markets, agribusiness and health law. In 2019, the team welcomed the arrival of Curtis Cusinato, who was formerly head of the corporate group at Stikeman Elliott LLPRanjeev Dhillon and Rami Chalabi left to join McCarthy Tétrault.