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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 

Lawyers, Patent & Trade-mark Agents

Ottawa, Ontario Office
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World Exchange Plaza, 100 Queen Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 1J9

(City of Ottawa)

Telephone: 613.237.5160
General Fax: 613.230.8842 IP Fax: 613.787.3558

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Office Hours:
Monday: 08:30 AM-05:30 PM
Tuesday: 08:30 AM-05:30 PM
Wednesday: 08:30 AM-05:30 PM
Thursday: 08:30 AM-05:30 PM
Friday: 08:30 AM-05:30 PM

Appellate PracticeBanking Law
Bankruptcy LawBusiness Law
Civil Trial PracticeCommercial Law
Commercial LitigationConstruction Law
Corporate LawEducation Law
Environmental LawFamily Law
Government ContractsGovernment Relations
Health Care LawImmigration and Naturalization
Insurance DefenseIntellectual Property Law
International Business LawInternational Trade Law
Labor and Employment LawMergers and Acquisitions
Nonprofit and Tax Exempt OrganizationsOil and Gas Law
Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair CompetitionReal Estate Law
Securities LawTax Law
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About this office:

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), a leading full-service, Canadian law firm, is driven to help achieve the best possible results for all our clients. BLG's more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other legal professionals in five offices provide corporate, litigation and arbitration, as well as intellectual property solutions to a wide range of clients nationally and internationally. As a bilingual English-French firm, BLG excels under both the common and civil law systems in Canada.

Understanding your businesses and how legal changes affect you today and tomorrow is BLG's business. Like you, BLG believes that nothing less than achieving results through excellence will do. This commitment to service has resulted in the frequent recognition of many of BLG's legal professionals at home and abroad.

In addition, BLG provides insight and clarity to regional, national and multinational corporations across a variety of business sectors. BLG is also proud to represent public institutions such as universities, governments and governmental agencies, and healthcare facilities, as well as private business, trade and charitable groups. The firm also takes great pride in the communities where its professionals and staff live and work. BLG supports a variety of activities by providing pro bono legal services, fundraising and volunteer programs, such as the BLG Reads to Kids Program.

For further information, visit blg.com.


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Class ActionsElectricity Markets
Financial ServicesMergers & Acquisitions
Public-Private Infrastructure ProjectsSecurities & Capital Markets

Statement of Practice Summary:
Construction Law; Electricity Law; Entertainment Law; Environmental Law; Family Law; Fidelity and Surety; Finance; Financial Institution Regulation; Financial Restructuring; Franchise Distribution; Franchises and Franchising; Fraud; Government Relations; Health Care; Hospital Law; Information and Privacy; Information Technology; Insolvency; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property Litigation; Investment Management; Japan Trade; Labor (Labour) and Employment; Pensions; Sponsorship Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Aboriginal Law; Advertising Law; Pacific Rim Trade; Appellate Practice; Public Law; Aviation Law; Banking Litigation; Biotechnology; Business Immigration; Capital Markets; China Trade; Class Actions; Climate Change; Securities Litigation; Commercial Leasing; Structured Finance; Taxation; Commercial Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate Finance; Commercial Litigation; Construction and Engineering; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance; Corporate Taxation; Derivatives; Directors and Officers Liability; Education Law; Employee Benefits; Estates; Expropriation Law; Forestry Law; Hospitality Law; Hotel and Resort Law; Lender Law; Marketing Law; Maritime Law; Municipal Law; Mining Law; Municipal Liability; Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations; Oil and Gas Law; Police Liability; Products Liability; Public-Private Partnerships; Regulatory Law; Securities; Tort Liability; Transportation; Unfair Competition; Wealth Planning; International Trade.

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Class Action by Banks Against Target Certified
Kevin L. LaRoche, October 9, 2015
On September 15, 2015, Justice Paul A. Magnuson of the United States District Court, District of Minnesota granted class certification to banks that issued payment cards in the payment card data breach that was publicly disclosed by Target on December 19, 2013.

No Special Circumstances Found to Allow the Addition of a New Ground of Opposition 10 Days before Hearing
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, October 8, 2015
McDowell has been opposing the registration of Automatic's trademark application for HONEY B. FLY. The application was filed in 2009, and the opposition has been ongoing since. In August 2014, 10 days before hearing, McDowell sought leave to file an Amended Statement of Opposition. The amendment...

When Assessing Confusion in Relation to Word Marks, One Must Look Beyond any Single Use to the Entire Scope of the Registration
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, September 24, 2015
The Federal Court granted an appeal from the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB); quashed its decision and remitted the matter back for further determination. One of the applicants had registered the trademarks PINNACLES and PINNACLES RANCHES in association with wine. A second applicant, another...

Clients come from around the world and include a wide range of commercial enterprises from major multinationals to emerging leaders. As well, BLG acts for public sector clients including governments from the municipal to national level.

Languages: Besides an overall bilingual English-French capacity, BLG offers services in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and Italian, among others.

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