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Year called to bar: 2000 (ON)
Kevin Sartorio is a senior intellectual property (IP) litigator in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and serves as its current IP department Head. A partner in the firm since 2007, Kevin has extensive experience covering all areas of IP contentious work, including patent, design, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, as well as opposition proceedings before Canada’s Trademark Opposition Board. He has appeared as counsel of record in numerous reported decisions of the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada, including some of Canada’s most important trademark and copyright decisions — most notably in the seminal copyright decision CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada. Kevin is regularly recognized as a Leading IP Lawyer and Litigator in prominent legal directories, including The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, World Trademark Review (WTR), Benchmark Canada: Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars, and The Best Lawyers in Canada.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“DHC”) completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier Inc. (“Bombardier”) for gross proceeds of approximately US$300 million