An Informal Directory Of Lawyers
Experienced and Working in IP Law in Canada

(A work in progress.)

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This document has been prepared to help me answer requests I receive from time to time from photographers in need of lawyers working in IP law in Canada. This information is provided as only that - information - with no testimonial implications, recommendations or personal experience with anyone listed in this directory. No one has paid or been asked to pay anything to be included here. This list is very brief for now. I'll be pleased to add names of any lawyers with experience and/or interest in pursuing photographic copyright infringements.


Lawyer Timothy Bourne, Ridout & Maybee, 100 Murray Street 4th Floor, Ottawa ON K1N 0A1, Website: email address
He has experience in several photographic copyright infringement cases.

Lawyer Doug Deeth of the firm Deeth Williams Wall LLP , 150 York St, Toronto, ON M5H 3S5. 416-941-9440 website:
email address. He has experience in several photographic copyright infringement cases.

Lawyer Aaron Edgar: Edgar Chana Law, 100 King St. W., Suite 5700, Toronto ON, M5X 2A1 Phone: 647-929-3342
Website is Aaron has experience negotiating and drafting license agreements for intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Lawyer Christopher Heer, Heer Law, Suite 500, 36 Lombard Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2X3 Phone: 416-546-7303 Website:
email address
He has experience in copyright infringement disputes and at negotiating settlements and licences out of court.

Lawyer Geoffrey North is founder of the firm anticIPate Law with offices in Ottawa and Toronto. Website is, email address direct tel is 613-270-0023, cell is 613-854 6953. The firm has several lawyers specializing in patents, trade marks, industrial design and copyright registrations and is interested in photographic copyright infringement.

Lawyer Daniel O'Connor, 755, boul Saint-Jean, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5M9 514-697-8466. He doesn't have a website yet, but he's working on it. He does have an email address. He has experience in several photographic copyright infringement cases.

Lawyer Dan Pollack, Toronto Website is Has experience working with photographers. He is/was the corporate lawyer for Masterfile. Knowledgable in both Canadian and US law.

Lawyer Jeff Tracey, Rowand LLP, 2nd Floor, 8 Wellington Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C5 416-479-8647, Fx: 416-363-8429, Direct: 416-479-8664 website: Is an intellectual property lawyer. Has obtained patent, trademark and copyright protection for clients and has experience preparing licensing agreements for intellectual property rights


Legislative summary of Bill C-11, Canada's new copyright legislation:

The full Copyright Act: (Note: this is the Bill C-11 which provides only the changes to the existing legislation. The legislation is now in force.)

Canadian Intellectual Property Office:

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada - IPIC The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) maintains lists of competent professionals who are trained and experienced in intellectual property law.

Directory of copyright lawyers in Canada.

Barry Sookman writes a regular newsletter on the subject of Computer and Internet Law Updates. email address.