James Buchan is the Firm Managing Partner (External) at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and is responsible for markets and client development. In addition to sitting on the Executive Committee of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, James is also a Board member of Gowling WLG International Limited. As a legal practitioner, 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 before the Canadian courts, with particular experience in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. James also routinely appears before the Canadian Trademarks Opposition Board.James is an active member and former Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's Competition Law Committee. James is active in numerous national and international IP industry groups and has been recognized by Lexpert® as a Repeatedly Recommended practitioner.