WMCZ is one of the few firms in Saskatchewan to make intellectual property (IP) law a core practice area. Not only does this permit state of the art solutions for dealing with specific IP issues but it helps integrate those issues with the rest of your business’s operations.

Our lawyers have worked with intellectual property for over two decades. WMCZ’s practice includes close involvement with the ag-biotech industry, such as genetic typing, crop/seed issues, trade secret issues, and value added processes.

Information technology issues are also common and we work with everything from mobile phone apps to large hardware/software acquisitions. We are Registered Trade Mark Agents and have dealt with all forms of trade mark registrations, oppositions and related matters.

It isn’t just technology companies that have intellectual property issues. Trade-marks, confidentiality of information among employees and proper licensing of computer software are just a few items that almost every business faces. We also do work to prevent future problems, such as business audits to ensure licensing requirements are being followed.

Representative Experience

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating licenses for Information Technology, Bio-Science, manufacturing, trade-marks, patents, copyright and fine arts
  • Preparing and reviewing non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements
  • Conducting IP audits of businesses, making recommendations and supervising organizational change
  • Application and prosecution of trade-mark applications in Canada, including Opposition proceedings
  • Protection and transfer of rights to apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile operating systems
  • IP audits to ensure businesses are properly complying with licensing and IP use requirements

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