Thomas O'Reilly

Thomas O'Reilly: Attorney with Field Law

Biography

Tom has been a registered Trade Mark Agent since 1992, and assists clients with all legal aspects of registering, protecting, and licensing trade-marks, copyright and other intellectual property, including related contractual and internet rights.

Tom's experience includes more than 15 years of advising local, regional, national and international clients on a wide variety of intellectual property and commercial litigation matters, including trade-mark, copyright, domain name and confidential information infringement claims, contract disputes, franchise issues, injunctions, and seizure of electronic evidence.

Tom obtained the first website injunction order in Canada in August 1997, and has also been successful in recovering domain names through the ICANN domain name dispute process.

Presentations

Lecturer / Teaching Positions

The following is a list of lectures, classes, seminars or speaking engagements given or taught by Tom:

Pensions and Benefits - Legal Review and Update Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute Northern Alberta 2007

Past Presentations

The following is a list of presentations, seminars or speaking engagements previously given by Tom:

Intellectual Property and Technology June 2012
2010 Pension Basics - Regulatory and Legal Framework Canadian Pensions and Benefits Institute January 2010
Trademark Basics and DIY Techniques Open Invite Audience March 2009
Venture Prize - The Legal Perspective Venture Prize Competitors November 2008
Basics of Trademarks I Edmonton Business Community March 2008
Intellectual Propertyfor IT Managers NAIT 2008
Venture Prize - The Legal Perspective Venture Prize Competitors November 2007
Ownership of Copyright in Teaching Materials Alberta Teachers Association - 2007 Fall Field Service (Edmonton & Calgary) October/November 2007
Venture Prize - The Legal Perspective Venture Prize Competitors November 2006
Venture Prize - The Legal Perspective Venture Prize Competitors November 2005
Intellectual Property Plenary WASPUCE Western Canada Conference October 2005
Venture Prize - The Legal Perspective Venture Prize Competitors November 2004
Risks and Rewards of Copyright Infringement National University and College Copyright Administrators 2004
Venture Prize - The Legal Perspective Venture Prize Competitors November 2003
The Game of the Name - The Law of Trade Marks Licensing Executive Society of Alberta 2002

Volunteer / Pro Bono

Canadian Pensions and Benefits Institute (CPBI) Northern Alberta Council Member 2009-2011
United Way Spirit Award Finalist 2005-2005
United Way Legal Division Account Executive 2004-2005
2001 World Championships in Athletics Member - Anti-Ambush Marketing Committee 2000-2001
United Way Field Law Campaign Chair 1991-2011

Published Works

Articles

Mommas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be CDAs - The Problem With Trade Marking Professional Designations and Their Acronyms The Medium May 2014
Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) Update The Medium February 2014
Insane in the Do-main: The New gTLDs and the Trademark Clearinghouse The Medium June 2013
What's the Use? Give Your Trade-Mark's Life Some Meaning The Advisor March 2013
$5 Cab Ride SCC - Copyright Decisions Don't take Us Very Far Field Notes January 2013
$5 Cab Ride - SCC Copyright Decisions Don't Take Us Very Far IP/Tech E-Bulletin August 2012
Harper vs. The SCC - Copyright Cage Match? The Medium Winter 2012
Everything You Wanted To Know About .XXX - But Were Afraid To Ask IP/Tech E-Bulletin September 2011
Aram Systems Ltd. v. NovAtel Inc. Business and Corporate Law Newsletter August 2009
Copyright Act Amendment Bill C-61: Coming Soon? Field Notes June 2008
Copyright and Moral Rights in Academic Work Field Notes December 2007
New Copyright Decision from the Supreme Court of Canada Field Notes December 2006

Accolades

2017 - Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Pensions and Benefits
  • Internet Law
  • Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7661  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1990
Year of First admission:
1991
Admission:
1991, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North) Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Pension and Employee Benefits Law Section (North) Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Technology and Intellectual Property Section (North) Member
Edmonton Bar Association Member
Law Society of Alberta Member

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Tom and are representative of Tom's experience. Peavine Metis Settlement v. Alberta (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) [2007] A.J. No. 913 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007; Canada v. Dawn's Place Ltd. (F.C.A.) [2007] 3 F.C.R. 521 Federal Court of Appeal 2006; Dawn's Place Ltd. v. Canada [2006] F.C.J. No. 1600 Federal Court of Appeal 2006; [Indexed as: Auld Phillips Ltd. v. Suzanne's Inc.] Suzanne's Inc. v. Auld Phillips Ltd. 46 C.P.R. (4th) 81 Federal Court of Appeal 2005; Auld Phillips Ltd. v. Suzanne's Inc. 39 C.P.R. (4th) 45 Federal Court of Canada 2005; Auld Phillips Ltd. v. Suzanne's Inc. [2005] F.C.J. No. 70 Federal Court of Canada 2005; Auld Phillips Ltd. v. Suzanne's Inc. [2005] F.C.J. No. 2084 Federal Court of Appeal 2005; Liu v. Tangirala [2005] A.J. No. 348 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; 916470 Alberta Ltd. v. Standard Life Assurance Co. [2005] A.J. No. 231 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; Cooke v. Standard Life Assurance Co. [2005] A.J. No. 1668 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2005; Trosin v. Sikora [2005] A.J. No. 1588 Alberta Court of Appeal 2005; Trosin v. Sikora [2003] A.J. No. 262 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2003; Trosin v. Sikora [2002] A.J. No. 231 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Blueberry River Indian Band v. Canada (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) [2001] F.C.J. No. 725 Federal Court of Appeal 2001; Blueberry River Indian Band v. Canada (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) (C.A.) [2001] 4 F.C. 451 Federal Court of Appeal 2001; Tecon Investments Ltd. v. Ottawa Algonquin travel Corp. [2000] A.J. No. 868 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Blueberry River Indian Band v. Canada (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) [1998] F.C.J. No. 1722 Federal Court of Appeal, Trial Division 1998; Edmonton Rugby Union v. Edmonton (City) [1996] A.M.G.B.O. No. 123 Alberta Municipal Government Board 1996; Anderson v. University of Alberta [1996] A.J. No. 1337 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1996; Sawridge Band v. Canada (T.D.) [1996] 1 F.C. 3 Federal Court of Appeal, Trial Division 1995; Sawridge Band v. Canada [1995] F.C.J. No. 612 Federal Court of Appeal, Trial Division 1995; Long Lake Cree Nation v. Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs) [1995] F.C.J. No. 1020 Federal Court of Appeal, Trial Division 1995; Sawridge Band v. Canada [1995] F.C.J. No. 1013 Federal Court of Appeal, Trial Division 1995; Sawridge Band v. Canada [1995] 4 C.N.L.R. 121 Federal Court of Appeal, Trial Division 1995; Zelazo v. Masson [1994] A.J. No. 1353 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1994; Sawridge Band v. Canada [1994] 3 C.N.L.R. 179 Federal Court of Appeal, Trial Division 1993; Sawridge Band v. Canada [1993] F.C.J. No. 1087 Federal Court of Appeal, Trial Division 1993; Twinn v. Her Majesty Federal Court of Canada
ISLN:
901567190

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