John C. Cotter
Partner

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50
Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
Phone: (416)862-5662
Fax: (416) 862-6666
E-mail: jcotter@osler.com
 
 
 

John practises in the areas of intellectual property and information technology litigation and has a commercial litigation background. He has extensive experience in disputes relating to copyright, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets/confidential information, counterfeit products, misleading advertising, software licensing and IT projects including disputes arising out of software development and software integration projects. Examples of his recent cases include: trademark and copyright infringement actions; Copyright Board of Canada hearings and related judicial review proceedings; anti-counterfeiting cases; software licensing disputes; trade secrets/confidential information claims; disputes arising from software development and consulting projects; technology licensing and domain name disputes; misleading advertising claims; appeals from decisions of the Registrar of Trademarks; trademark expungement and opposition proceedings; contractual disputes; and tort claims. John speaks and writes frequently on intellectual property and litigation matters and is actively involved in committee work with the National Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.


Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON)
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