James H. Buchan

Gowling WLG

100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl
Toronto, ON M5X 1G5
Phone: (416) 862-4426
Fax: (416) 863-3426
E-mail: james.buchan@gowlingwlg.com

James Buchan is the Firm Managing Partner (External) at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and is responsible for external matters related to the firm's client relationships, as well as the key sectors and regions in which the firm offers its services. In addition to sitting on the Executive Committee of Gowling WLG, James is also a Board member of Gowling WLG International Limited. James specializes in intellectual property litigation, having been the past national leader of the firm’s Trademarks and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups. As a litigator and advisor specializing in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, James is actively involved in the enforcement, protection, and management of intellectual property assets. James' practice includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, and he has appeared as counsel of record in more than 25 reported decisions of the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the SCC, and has been counsel in over 750 trademark opposition and expungement proceedings before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). James also routinely appears before the Canadian Trademarks Opposition Board. He has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and World Trademark Review 1000.

Year Called to the Bar:1994 (ON)
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