10220 103rd Ave NW, Suite 2500, Stantec Twr, Edmonton, AB
Year called to bar: 2008 (AB)
Christopher Zelyas is a partner in Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution group and maintains a broad commercial litigation practice. He counsels his clients in advancing their intellectual property portfolios through patent and trademark litigation, and in handling claims involving misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. Chris also serves as head of Dentons’ trademark prosecution team in Canada, and provides strategic guidance to the Firm’s clients with respect to management and expansion of their trademark portfolios. His practice also includes a strong focus on construction and infrastructure litigation, and trade agreement disputes. Chris has advocated for his clients at all levels of the Alberta and federal courts. He has enjoyed repeated success in pursuing and defending against applications for immediate injunctive relief in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. In 2015, Chris served as lead counsel in the Reckitt Benckiser v. Jamieson Laboratories decision, in which he successfully obtained a rare pre-trial order forcing the defendant to cease use of a brand name pending trial, which was upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal.