May 7 - 8, 2015

Avoiding the Cross-Border Barbed Wire

Join Dickinson Wright Lawyer Matthew Marquardt for “Avoiding the Cross-Border Barbed Wire” at the DRI Intellectual Property Litigation Section’s 2015 Conference “Protect, Defend, Prevail: Defense Strategies from Invention to Commercialization & Beyond” on May 7 – 8, 2015 at the Loews Hotel in Chicago.

Mr. Marquardt’s session will provide insight on the wide range of coming amendments to Canadian trademark law and their varying effects on trademark protection strategies. With the biggest changes to Canadian trademark law in 60 years, the provisions are intended to streamline the registration process for legitimate users but many observers fear that certain changes may cause problems for brand owners.

Known as a North American leader in the patenting of computer-implemented inventions, Mr. Marquardt focuses on the representation of innovative companies in the financial, telecommunications, data processing, and transportation industries. Mr. Marquardt, a Partner in the firm’s Toronto office, assists clients with patent and trademark litigation and prosecution in Canada and the United States, and with transactions in patent and other intellectual property matters ranging from multi-million-dollar joint ventures and license agreements to the purchase of patents from small bankruptcy estates. He frequently helps clients on both sides of the border to understand interactions and relationships between Canadian and American legislation, jurisprudence, and practice and to navigate patent landscapes across North America and throughout the world. Having practiced for nearly twenty years in the United States, including time on both coasts, and for nearly ten years in the heart of Canada, Mr. Marquardt is uniquely positioned to assist innovators with cross-border issues.

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Loews Hotel
Chicago, Illinois


Registration Required