Jonathan Auerbach is a partner, Patent Agent and Trademark Agent in the Intellectual Property Group. He has a broad range of experience in all aspects of intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on patent, trademark and copyright litigation, prosecution, licensing, counseling and transactions. He is regarded as an IP strategist amongst clients and peers. Jonathan also has extensive experience in the acquisition, clearance, prosecution, enforcement and licensing of trademarks, including representing clients in trademark opposition proceedings and Section 45 expungement proceedings and Patent Appeal Board proceedings. He also advises clients on Internet-related aspects of trademark and copyright law, including representing clients in domain name disputes. Jonathan's IP transactional practice includes counselling with respect to the management and commercialization of intellectual property and the identification of intellectual property issues in corporate transactions. In this regard, he is routinely called upon to negotiate, draft, analyze and review complex IP and IT related agreements as well as to manage IP and IT due diligence investigations.
On July 10, 2015, Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI), through its subsidiary Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (Compass), completed the acquisition of Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of hemp-based food products, operating under trade name Manitoba Harvest (Manitoba Harvest).
On April 1, 2015, Adecco Group acquired Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions for an enterprise value of $80 million. Adecco Group, which is the world’s leading provider of human resources solutions, will combine Knightsbridge with its subsidiary Lee Hecht Harrison.
An affiliate of Mattamy Homes Ltd. acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Monarch Corporation, the Canadian operations of US homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, for CAD$335 million at closing, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. Immediately prior to the closing, approximately C$235 million of cash at Monarch was distributed to a subsidiary of TMHC for total proceeds of C$570 million from the share sale. The transaction closed following the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including clearance by the Canadian Competition Bureau.
Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.