100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
James Buchan is the firm Managing Partner (Clients) – External for Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and is responsible for all external matters related to the firm's client relationships, as well as the key sectors and regions in which the firm offers its services. He is also a past member of the firm's Board of Trustees, as well as a former leader of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group and a former co-leader of its Trademarks Group. As a litigator and advisor concentrating in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, James is actively involved in the enforcement, protection and management of intellectual property assets. James' practice includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation and he has appeared as counsel of record in numerous matters and reported decisions of the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the SCC. James also routinely appears before the Canadian Trademarks Opposition Board and has been counsel in many trademark opposition and expungement proceedings before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). He has been repeatedly recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada and World Trademark Review 1000.