Chris Wilson is internationally recognized as a leading Canadian intellectual property litigator. He acts as lead counsel in trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secrets litigation in the Federal and British Columbia courts. His past cases include precedent-setting decisions on topics such as Internet keyword advertising and domain names, the constitutionality of Canada’s official marks regime, contempt, and one of the largest monetary judgments for breach of confidence in Canadian history. Chris manages IP matters across numerous industries, including alcoholic beverages, software and video games, consumer products, traditional and e-commerce retailers, regulatory bodies, financial services, and natural resources. His practice focuses on enforcement and disputes, including trademark actions, patent infringement and ownership disputes, copyright and industrial designs, parallel imports (grey marketing), and all manner of issues relating to the Internet. Mr. Wilson is an honorary executive member and past chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Intellectual Property Section. He co-founded and co-hosts the annual B.C. Wine & Liquor Law Conference, now in its tenth year, and is a member of the International Wine Law Association. He is a former software programmer.
Year Called to the Bar:
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Computer & IT Law