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March 6, 2014
Field Law Kicks Off Second Annual Community Fund Program
Regional law firm accepting new applications for program designed to grant funds to local community causes

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, has announced the commencement of the 2014 Field Law Community Fund Program. Now in its second year of activity, the Program supports local initiatives and causes within the communities Field Law serves...

March & April
Before You Hit "Send": Preparing Your Organization for CASL Compliance Before You Hit "Send": Preparing Your Organization for CASL Compliance
Are you compliant with Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL)?

The Act, which comes into effect on July 1, 2014, will impact all businesses, organizations, and individuals that send commercial electronic messages. With significant fines, imminent class action suits, and active legal enforcement, education is key when it comes to protecting your business....

Upcoming Presentations

April 23, 2014
Identifying, Selecting and Retaining Experts
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sandra Corbett

The main areas of Intellectual Property (IP) are patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial design, and information and technology not registrable but nonetheless protectable. IP and Technology are found in "bricks and mortar" situations such as oilfield equipment and in electronic or other intangible forms.

Trademarks - Field Law has 7 registered trade mark agents with over one hundred years of combined experience dealing with an extensive array of issues including the following issues for clients who range in industry from financial services to fashion to construction to food and beverage; and in size from major universities and multinational corporations to family businesses. We provide a full range of services:

  • Trade-mark screening and selection including creative suggestions on strategic image development and working with brand generators building a brand from scratch
  • Trademark registration including oppositions and watch services (unlike most firms we handle your Canada and US trademarks ourselves)
  • Trademark infringement prosecution and defence
  • EU (CTM's) and other World jurisdictions through colleagues with whom we have longstanding relationships and using our own experience to build offensive and defensive strategies

Patents - Field's patent agents Thomas Malyszko P.Eng. (Mechanical), J.D., Shohini Bagchee, P.Eng., M.Eng. (Chem.) and the Patent Agents we also work with cover much of the common and uncommon subject matters of your ideas. Our agents include one with a law degree and together they have drafted hundreds of applications and office action responses, and have close to 40 years combined experience in writing and prosecuting patents, advising on "prior art" and on patent strategies and disputes. Our group's experience also includes another practitioner with over 20 years of experience, Neil Kathol, who has litigated patent infringement, patent ownership, novelty/anticipation and other validity issues in several important court cases.

We handle complex patent license negotiations, technology transfer, patent infringement and expungement litigation and patent due diligence including freedom-to-use validity and other opinion work.

Copyright - Our lawyers serve clients in many different industries, including universities and the tech transfer "arms", the energy sector, manufacturers, the software development industry, the entertainment industry and media publishers. We provide a full range of services including:

  • Copyright registration and protection
  • Print and electronic publishing
  • Licensing
  • Software development and licensing
  • Copyright infringement prosecution and defence
  • What contains sufficient skill, labour and judgment to qualify for copyright protection in the information industry

Technology including Trade Secret or Proprietary Technology - we provide an extensive range of services related to the development and exploitation of technology. We offer our clients services in the following areas:

  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Technology development joint venture agreements
  • Technology licensing
  • Technology rights infringement prosecution and defence
  • Trial and Appeal Work in all of the above areas, with extensive experience in both the Provincial Courts and the Federal Court