Intellectual Property & Technology

In this high stakes environment, Cox & Palmer is the partner you can trust to protect your interests.

Put simply, your interests are our top priority. Our multidisciplinary team of business, litigation, and employment lawyers, and patent and trademark agents have a full understanding of technology and intellectual property issues. Our timely and practical advice is tailored to your business and industry, based on a full understanding of your unique goals and aspirations.

From business formation and general business advice, to tax and securities structuring, we deliver the specific services you require. We advise owner-operated companies to corporations listed on the TSX in the entertainment, technology, intellectual property, telecommunications, energy and traditional business categories.

Key Service Areas:

  • Protecting intellectual property (securing patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other forms of intellectual property in all sectors) including registration and enforcement against infringement.
  • Proprietary rights agreements, joint venture agreements, software escrow contracts, outsourcing agreements, research and development agreements, distribution agreements, and all forms of licensing.
  • Patent, trademark & copyright litigation.
  • Domain name disputes under the CDRP and UDRP.
  • Joint venture agreements.
  • Optimizing tax incentives, scientific, research and development incentives.
  • Development of policies related to e-mail, Internet and electronic data interchange.
  • Compliance strategies for privacy, anti-spam and data protection laws.
  • Intellectual property management strategies.
  • Start-up formation and early stage/spin off corporation advice.
  • Assisting with debt and equity financing from banks, angel investors and venture capital organizations.
  • Intellectual property and technology commercialization and transactions (acquisition and divestiture of intellectual property and technology assets and businesses).

Registered Trademark Agents

Patrick Fitzgerald
Stewart Hayne
Josh McElman
Nicholas Mott
Aaron Savage

Registered Patent Agent

Stewart Hayne

Articles & Insights

Privacy Law and PIPEDA: Common questions asked by businesses

As someone practicing for several years in the field of privacy law, I am asked to provide advice and to answer a variety of questions from both clients and other legal professionals on a myriad of privacy, access to information, and cyber liability related topics. The purpose of this article is to provide insight into […]

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Introduction to OPC’s Generative AI Principles: A Guide for Canadian Businesses 

In late 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) introduced a comprehensive set of principles aimed at guiding the responsible, trustworthy, and privacy-protective development and use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. This initiative reflects a proactive stance by Canadian privacy regulators to address the complex challenges and opportunities posed by the […]

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Notice to Employers: Be Careful – Your Employees Might Be Using Generative AI in the Workplace

Introduction Artificial intelligence holds the promise of delivering new waves of efficiency and productivity in the workplace, but it also carries risk for employers who don’t mitigate operational, reputational, and legal risks associated with unauthorized use. Generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT, Google Gemini, and Microsoft Copilot are free tools at the fingertips of employees. […]

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