Chris Pibus, a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, practises in the area of intellectual property litigation. His practice touches on all aspects of IP, including patents, designs, copyright, trademarks, and domain names. He has extensive experience in strategic portfolio management and licensing of IP assets in Canada and internationally and maintains a significant practice relating to counterfeiting, transshipping, and parallel imports. Chris practises before the Federal Court (Trial Division and Court of Appeal), the Ontario Courts, and the Trademark Opposition Board, appearing as counsel of record in over 50 reported decisions. In 2004, Chris was appointed a panellist for WIPO’s domain name panel in Geneva, writing over 220 decisions and developing a substantial practice in domain name disputes. Since 2008, Chris has lectured on trademark litigation at the McGill University/ITIC trademarks programme. He has also served as an arbitrator for the Independent Film & Television Alliance. Chris has written and presented on a range of topics, including Anton Piller Orders, injunctions, and domain names. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Benchmark Canada, and WTR – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.
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Litigation - Intellectual Property