Christopher C. Van Barr

Gowling WLG

160 Elgin St, Suite 2600
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Phone: (613) 786-8675
Fax: (613) 563-9869

Christopher Van Barr is recognized as one of Canada's leading intellectual property litigators. He has accumulated considerable first-chair experience in complex patent litigation as well as in trademark and copyright litigation. He also has a particular expertise in trade secret litigation.Chris advises clients on strategic management of intellectual property, including patent life cycle management. He acts on behalf of leading national and international pharmaceutical, medical device, aerospace, software, manufacturing, and information technology clients. Chris served as an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law for eight years at the University of Ottawa and was Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Court Practice Committee for several years. Chris has been a Registered Patent Agent since 2000 and is in demand as a speaker on his area of expertise. He has been recognized by several publications including The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars (including being named “Canadian IP Litigator of the Year in 2017”), IAM Patent 1000, and Expert Guides: Patents.  Most recently, Chris received the Best Lawyers 2020 Intellectual Property Law "Lawyer of the Year" award in Ottawa.

Year Called to the Bar:1996 (ON)
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