550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1991 (BC)
John Leckie is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, practising primarily in the areas of advertising law and trademarks. On the advertising, marketing, and promotions side of his practice, John provides advice on false and misleading advertising and deceptive marketing, disclaimers and proper disclosure, comparative advertising, personality, publicity and privacy rights, promotional contests, social media, and contractual matters relating to advertising. John also has a significant trademark practice which includes filing and prosecuting Canadian trademark applications, protecting and enforcing clients' trademark rights both in Canada and internationally, and providing strategic advice on brand protection. His clients include major advertisers, advertising agencies, and brand owners, and include several British Columbia Crown Corporations. Prior to entering the legal profession, John spent a number of years with major Vancouver advertising agencies as a media estimator and account executive. John has been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada as being among Canada’s leading advertising and marketing lawyers. He was named an Acritas Star in 2019 and 2020 and included in World Trademark Review 1000 from 2018 to 2021.