Rob McDonald is a partner at Bennett Jones Edmonton office. Recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada as IP Lawyer of the Year 2018, Rob practises primarily in the areas of intellectual property protection, licensing and litigation, with a focus on copyright, trademark, patent and confidential information issues. Rob has litigated copyright, trademark, and patent infringement actions at various levels of court and advises clients with respect to all aspects of the protection, licensing, exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property and technology. He has litigation experience in the areas of domain name disputes, franchise disputes, counterfeit goods and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. Rob provides IP support with respect to mergers and acquisitions, cross border and international business, financing and other commercial transactions, including conducting due diligence on IP portfolios, analyzing ownership and validity issues, and assessing the strength and breadth of trademark and patent registrations.