Martin P.J. Kratz Q.C.: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Martin P.J. Kratz Q.C.

Partner, Trademark Agent, Head of Intellectual Property
Calgary,  AB  Canada

Peer Rating
BV® Distinguished

Client Rating

Featured BV Peer Review Rated Lawyer IconFeatured BV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Icon
Printer Friendly VersionEmail this PageDownload to My Outlook ContactsAdd lawyer to My FavoritesCompare this lawyer to other lawyers in your favorites

Experience & Credentials Ratings & Reviews

Practice Areas

  • Anti Spam Law
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Payment Solutions
  • Privacy
  • Private Equity
  • Procurement & Outsourcing
  • Regulatory
  • Technology Law
  • Biotech
  • Pharma & Lifesciences
  • Defence & Security
  • IT & Business Services
  • Leisure
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Telecommunications
Contact InfoTelephone: 403.298.3650
Fax: 403.265.7219
University University of Alberta, B.Sc., 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, J.D., 1984; Universitat Heidelberg, Germany, German Civil Law, 1986
Admitted1985, Alberta

Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice for Bennett Jones. He also leads the anti-spam practice and co-leads the ecommerce practice. His practice is focused in intellectual property and technology law, which includes substantive patent, copyright and trademark matters as well as matters of intellectual property transactions, IP commercialization, IP strategy and opinions, anti-spam, data protection, privacy, ecommerce, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions and technology transfers among technology companies. His practice is focused on the energy, electronic commerce, software, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, entertainment and related industries.

Martin continues to be internationally recognized as a leading lawyer. Among other recognition he is identified:

as one of Canada's most creative lawyers by Lexpert-Thomson in the US guide to Canada's 100 Most Creative Lawyers;

•as one of Canada's leading lawyers in The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in each of the fields of intellectual property and technology law;

•ranked by Chambers and Partners for each of information technology law and intellectual property law;

•as an IP STAR by Managing Intellectual Property in each of the Patent and Copyright & Trademark handbooks;

•as one of Canada's leading cross-border lawyers in the Lexpert 2014 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada;

•as amoung the top patent lawyers in the world in the 2014 IAM Patent 1000, The World's Leading Patent Practitioners;

•as among the world's top 648 patent lawyers in The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers, 2013;

•listed by Who's Who Legal 2013 for Information Technology, Patents and Sports and Entertainment;

•as the exclusive winner of International Law Office / Lexology Client Choice Awards USA & Canada 2014 (national) for the Intellectual Property - Patents category;

•the winner of the International Law Office / Lexology ILO Client Choice Award (International) 2013;

•as a leading Internet and e-commerce lawyer in The International Who's Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers by Who's Who Legal;

•as one of Canada's leading lawyers in Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in Canada for intellectual property law, technology law and information technology law;

•as a leading Internet and e-commerce lawyer in Who's Who Legal: Internet & e-Commerce;

•as highly recommended in technology law by the Practicing Law Institute;

•as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property and Information Technology by Lawday;

•by Global 100 as 2014 Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year - Canada;

•as 2014 outsourcing Lawyer of the Year for Canada by Corporate Intl; and

•as a leading Canadian IP practitioner by winning the Corporate Intl Global Award, Intellectual Property Advisory Excellence in Canada.

Martin has written over 346 publications on various topics involving intellectual property, technology law or on related topics including the following books as sole or co-author: Canadian Anti-Spam Law, 2014; Canadian Internet Law, 2013; Anti-Spam Chapter of Electronic Commerce Law, 2013; Confidential Information Chapter of Director's Duties 2013; Outsourcing (Canada) 2012; IP&IT Handbook 2012/13: Volume 2: Data Protection - Canada; Licensing 2012 (Canadian Forms & Precedents), Electronic Commerce Law 2012; Canadian Intellectual Property Law, 2nd Ed., 2010; Trademarks and Industrial Designs, 2002 (Canadian Encyclopedic Digest); Internet Law: A Business and Professional Guide, 1998 (Canada's first Internet law text); Canadian Intellectual Property Law, 1998; Obtaining Patents, 2nd Edition, 1999 (1st Edition published 1995); Protection of Copyright and Industrial Design, 1999, 2nd Edition (1st Edition published 1994); Information Systems Security: A Practitioner's Guide, 1994 (2nd Edition published 2003); The Computer Virus Crisis, 1992, 2nd Edition (1st Edition published 1989 and translated into Russian, Japanese and Dutch versions); and Control and Security of Computer Information Systems, 1988.

Martin is national co-director of Osgoode Hall Law School's Intellectual Property LLM program. Teaching or having taught courses in Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law and Internet Law at several law schools, Martin is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto) and at Concordia University College (Edmonton). At Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) Martin teaches, as lead national instructor, Intellectual Property Transactions and co-teaches Intellectual Property Theoretical Frameworks for the Intellectual Property LLM Program. He also teaches Intellectual Property Law for the Health Law LLM Program. He also acts as Regional Director of the E-Business LLM program.

Among other memberships, Martin is a member of the American Bar Association's Science & Technology, Patent, Copyright & Trademark, Sports & Entertainment and International Sections, a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, a


Documents by this lawyer on

Subscribe to this feed

Norwich Orders and Copyright Trolls
Martin P.J. Kratz, March 18, 2014
The decision of the Federal Court in Voltage Pictures LLC v John Doe and Jane Doe, 2014 FC 161, provides insight into the collision of Norwich Orders, means used to identify unknown infringers, and the growing business model of copyright trolls giving rise for the Courts to be more mindful of...

Defining Copyright Infringement
Martin P.J. Kratz, January 9, 2014
The Supreme Court recently addressed the approach to assessment of copyright infringement in the case of Cinar Corporation v Robinson, 2013 SCC 73, and thereby provided some important guidance to courts facing similar difficult determinations.

View Ratings & Reviews
Profile Visibility
#385 in weekly profile views out of 4,689 lawyers in Calgary, Alberta
#129,265 in weekly profile views out of 1,568,853 total lawyers Overall

Office Information

Martin P.J. Kratz Q.C.

855-2nd Street S.W.
CalgaryAB T2P 4K7

Professional Networking for Legal Professionals Only

Quickly and easily expand your professional
network - join the premier global network for legal professionals only. It's powered by the
Martindale-Hubbell database - over 1,000,000 lawyers strong.
Join Now