What We Do
By offering a full range of IP experience—idea/brand protection, litigation and appeals, copyrights, domain names, trademarks, industrial designs and mobile and e-commerce products—we have become a leading Canadian IP agency, helping to prepare, file, prosecute, protect and renew your IP rights.
Why Choose OLLIP P.C.?
Our Service Values
We will work with you in protecting your intellectual property rights, so you can get back to doing what you do best – running your business. We strive to obtain strong IP protection for your trademarks, both in Canada and abroad.
Additionally, due to our small size, we are able to provide more “client-centric” services. You can expect the utmost professionalism from our Team, while receiving unparalleled attention to your IP needs. We work hard to consistently meet and exceed your expectations. We also offer both fixed fee and custom quotes for a select range of IP matters.
Fixed fee quotes can be offered on select matters, eliminating concerns around “hidden costs” or unexpected additional fees.
Lastly, we are not afraid to provide our clients with full and frank advice. We only take on files which, in our belief, have a reasonable chance of success. We are not afraid to tell our clients “no”. However, we will provide alternatives on steps going forward to make sure your business succeeds. You can count on us to be transparent, since we share the same goals as our clients, that is, protecting some of your most valuable assets – namely your IP.
- ABB Switzerland Ltd.
- Bacardi & Company Limited
- Chocolat Frey AG
- Pret-à-Porter Nadya Toto Inc.
- SPI Group
- Ecopia Biosciences Inc. (now Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.)
- The Campbell Soup Company
- Mövenpick Group
- Chittenden Trust Company
- Calian Technology Limited
- The European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA)
- The International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)
- MARQUES, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG)
- Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété intellectuelle (AIPPI)
- Updated quarterly, the loose-leaf manual Odutola on Canadian Trademark Practice, a comprehensive reference work, now in its 17th year, published by Thomson Reuters is used by practitioners, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the Courts
- Odutola on Canadian Trademark Practice has been cited with approval by both the Canadian Trademarks Opposition Board and the courts. Select e.g.’s include:
- Québec (Procureur général) c St-Germain Transport (1994) inc, 2006 QCCQ 7631 – Here, the Court cited our manual to exempt an unregistered trademark from the French language requirements of the Quebec Charter;
- Canada Post Corp v G3 Worldwide Mail NV, 2010 TMOB 27 – Here, the Registrar provided clarity on what constitutes, “ordinary commercial terms” for the purposes of preparing and filing a trademark application; and
- McCallum Industries Ltd v HJ Heinz Co Australia Ltd, 2014 TMOB 284 – Here, the Registrar cited our Manual and noted that, “given the scheme of the Act, section 30(b) does not necessarily require that an applicant who has used its trade-mark in Canada include a section 16(1) filing basis in its application. Rather, the choice of filing basis is left to an applicant’s discretion” (para 16).
- Bridging Income Fund LP v 3886727 Canada Inc., 2020 ONSC 602 – The Ontario Superior Court of Justice turned to our Manual at para 22 of the Decision, finding that, “[a]t common law, ‘no particular form is needed for an equitable assignment’ of a trademark”.
- Recognition of Bayo Odutola by the Law Society of Ontario, the professional body that regulates lawyers in Ontario, as one of the few dual certified specialists in IP Law (Trademark/Copyright)
- Our IP practice has been recognized by the Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine as a leader in IP Law risk management. The Canadian Bar Association represents over 37,000 lawyers across Canada
- Recognition of Bayo Odutola as a top trademark professional in the World Trademark Review 1000 (2014 and 2015 editions).
- In 2019, Karen Hansen was invited to speak to some of the significant changes made to Canada’s Trademarks Act as part of Thomson Reuters’ “Fireside Chat” series.