Frank Tosto is Regional Leader of our Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Group in our Calgary office. Frank focuses his practice primarily on IP litigation and directors' & officers' liability. He has litigated patent, trade secret, industrial design, trademark and copyright matters, including several Bet-the-Company actions, and has appeared at all levels of court throughout Canada - including acting as counsel in numerous motions and trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, and Federal Court of Canada. Frank also has an extensive background in insurance litigation and coverage issues.
Frank's appellate experience includes conducting matters in the Ontario and Alberta Courts of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada (Appeal Division) and the Supreme Court of Canada (Leave Application). He has also appeared as counsel at the Trademarks Opposition Board, assisted clients with navigating through the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution process, and conducted several inquests, inquiries and appraisals.
Publications & Presentations
•Co-Author, Protecting Your Intellectual Capital in the Canadian Oil & Gas Industry, Alberta Law Review, November 2012.
•Presenter, Protecting Your Intellectual Capital in the Canadian Oil & Gas Industry, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, June 2012.
•Presenter, Civil Trial Advocacy College, The Advocates' Society, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
•Presenter, Directors' & Officers' Liability Insurance, The Chartered Insurance Professionals' Society, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
•Author, Insurance Coverage for Copyright Infringement Claims Under Commercial General Liability Policies, Canadian Insurance Law Service, May 2004.
Rankings & Recognitions
•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2010 and 2009 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Insurance Law).
•Nominated in the 2010 and 2008 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading IP litigator in Western Canada.
•Nominated in the 2014 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading expert in IP litigation.
•Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Associate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
•Insurance Committee Member, IPIC
•Secretary, Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club