McCarthy Tétrault

Incopro Legal Network member for Canada

McCarthy Tétrault’s Intellectual Property Group combines deep technical expertise with insights gained as a fully-integrated national team to offer clients options for protecting, managing and growing their foundational IP.

IP is one of the firm’s most established practices. Since the 1950s, clients have counted on McCarthy Tétrault to handle their most complex and sophisticated IP issues, both contentious and non-contentious. They provide everything from pragmatic strategies and due diligence reviews to pre-litigation counselling and litigation of infringements.

Unlike siloed IP practices, McCarthy Tétrault’s team seamlessly coordinates with other practices and industry groups within the firm. With the education and experience to protect clients’ innovations, their lawyers have the business acumen to maximize the value of IP portfolios, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and trade secrets.

McCarthy Tétrault’s IP practice includes top-tier advisement in a broad range of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals & life sciences, retail, oil & gas, finance, cannabis, automobile manufacturing, telecommunications and more. Members of their IP Group are trailblazers in multiple emerging sectors and have been recognized for their thought leadership in areas such as cybersecurity, online privacy, artificial intelligence, blockchain and cloud computing.

McCarthy Tétrault’s reputation as a leading litigation firm is well known throughout Canada, and their IP Litigation Group has the bench strength to match. They are the first call for major local and international clients seeking representation and counsel for their most complex and high-stakes disputes.

Key contacts:

Barry Sookman, Partner






Daniel Glover, Partner

Awards and recognition:

“I consider them Canada’s leading firm when it comes to copyright expertise.”
Client Review, Chambers Canada

“They give sound advice quickly, produce high-quality work and their ideas are quite refined. They don’t just let the file run them, they run the file. They take time to understand our business.”
Client Review, Chambers Canada

“Intense concentration of talent”
Client Review, The Legal 500