L.A. Kelly Gill
L.A. Kelly Gill
Partner at Gowling WLG
(416) 862-3536
(416) 863-3536
100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
Kelly Gill is best known for his intellectual property litigation practice, particularly in the areas of trademarks and unfair competition. Past leader of the firm's Trademarks, Brands & Designs and IP Litigation & Strategy Groups, Kelly has appeared before all levels of court in Canada and served as counsel on two of the Supreme Court of Canada’s most important trademark and copyright decisions: Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc. (2011 SCC 27) and CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada (2004 SCC 13). Kelly is the author of numerous publications, most notably Fox on Canadian Law of Trade-Marks and Unfair Competition, 4th edition (Thomson Reuters). First published in 2002 and updated annually, this text is considered the leading trademark law authority in Canada. It has been cited by every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada in all of its trademark judgments since publication. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Kelly is ranked as a leading IP lawyer in a number of legal directories including the World Trademark Review 300 and 1000, Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars, Who's Who Legal, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. World Trademark Review selected Kelly for inclusion in the 2021 edition of WTR Global Leaders.
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