Peter Giddens is a partner in our Toronto office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Peter counsels clients concerning the acquisition, clearance, management, protection, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on trademark, copyright and domain name issues. Peter advises clients concerning the availability of trademarks for use and registration, prepares and prosecutes applications to register trademarks before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, co-ordinates international filings and manages domestic and foreign trademark portfolios. Peter also negotiates trademark licence agreements and other agreements affecting IP rights. A significant portion of his practice is representing clients in contentious matters such as trademark opposition and expungement proceedings before the Trade-marks Opposition Board and domain name dispute proceedings under the UDRP and CDRP. Peter also advises clients and other lawyers with respect to matters of trademark infringement and passing off. Peter assists our corporate and commercial lawyers on transactions involving the acquisition or disposition of IP assets, and with commercial agreements impacting IP rights.