R. Nelson Godfrey
R. Nelson Godfrey
Partner, Trademark Agent at Gowling WLG
(604) 891-2799
(604) 683-3558
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 and the head of the IP Litigation department 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 experience in contentious disputes in all areas of IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets. He regularly represents clients on contentious matters before the Federal Court of Canada, the superior courts of Alberta and 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. Recognized in IAM Patent 1000, the Legal 500 Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada, Nelson has also been identified as a “Rising Star” in Euromoney, Expert Guides and Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars. 
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