550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2013 (BC); 2015 (AB)
Nelson Godfrey is a partner practising out of Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. He is an intellectual property lawyer and strategic adviser for domestic and international clients operating in a wide range of industries, including computer hardware and software, manufacturing/fabrication, clothing and consumer products, entertainment, and alcoholic beverages. Nelson has particular experience in contentious disputes in all areas of IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, and trade secrets. Nelson regularly represents clients on contentious matters before the Federal Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the Trademarks Opposition Board. He also assists clients with clearing, protecting, and enforcing their brands in the Canadian market and managing trademark portfolios for Canadian and international clients. He advises clients on contractual, ownership, privacy, and other legal considerations associated with the development, transfer, and commercialization of technology and intellectual property assets in various fields. Nelson has been recognized in Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars, The Legal 500 Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.