James T. Swanson
Sole Practitioner

Swanson Law

400 - 5th Ave, Suite 800
Calgary, AB T2P 0L6
Phone: (403) 617-3888
Fax: (403) 290-2378
E-mail: [email protected]

James is one of the leading technology and intellectual property lawyers and Registered Trademark Agents in Alberta. In addition to his Lexpert® listings, James is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada under both Technology Law and Privacy and Data Security Law. He has been named as Calgary's “Technology Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2017 and "Privacy and Data Security Lawyer of the Year" for 2020 by The Best Lawyers in Canada. James assists clients with a wide variety of technology and intellectual property matters, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, confidential information, licensing and commercialization, cyber-security, privacy, entertainment and new media, e-commerce, IT, data and software, electronic records and e-discovery, information governance, blockchain and crypto currencies, artificial intelligence, life sciences and energy-related technologies. As a trusted advisor, James has extensive experience in structuring and drafting complex transactions, licences and agreements in all areas of intellectual property and technology. As an advocate, James has represented clients before tribunals including the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Court of Appeal of Alberta, and the Trademark Opposition Board.

Year Called to the Bar:1984 (AB)
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