Robert D. McDonald
Robert D. McDonald , QC
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(780) 917-5225
(780) 421-7951
10020 100th St, 3200 TELUS House, South Twr, Edmonton, AB
Year called to bar: 1989 (AB)
Rob McDonald is a partner in the Bennett Jones Edmonton office. He practises primarily in the areas of intellectual property litigation and enforcement, branding strategy, trademark protection and commercialization, and licensing and exploitation of all forms of IP. He was named by Best Lawyers in Canada as IP Lawyer of the Year 2018. Rob has litigated copyright, trademark, and patent infringement actions at various levels of court. His litigation experience includes domain name disputes, franchise and shareholder disputes, counterfeit goods, and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. Rob provides IP support with respect to M&A, cross-border, financing, and other commercial transactions, including IP due diligence. He represents clients worldwide in a variety of industries. He is a Registered Trademark Agent in both Canada and the US and manages IP portfolios and brands for local, national, and global clients. Rob is a trusted advisor and experienced litigator who enforces and defends clients' valuable IP rights. Rob is recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the areas of IP Law, Technology, and Agribusiness and Cannabis. He is a member of several professional organizations including INTA, IPIC, and LES, and teaches and lectures frequently.
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