Eric Macramalla is a partner at Gowlings and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on trade-mark litigation and prosecution, as well as a variety of Internet-related legal issues, including social media and domain name disputes. Eric also advises on a range of sports legal matters.
Through his trade-mark litigation and prosecution practice, Eric helps his clients manage their domestic and global trade-mark portfolios, while protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, both in Canada and abroad. In light of the ever-evolving intersection between IP and social media, he also helps his clients navigate IP issues on Twitter, Facebook and other virtual platforms.
With recognized expertise in dispute resolution, Eric acts for clients in domain name disputes around the world. He is also an arbitrator for domain name disputes and a co-author of Domain Name Law and Practice: An International Handbook (Oxford University Press).
Eric assists clients across a broad spectrum of sports legal matters, including representation and agency, naming rights, licensing, sponsorships, technology, litigation, and intellectual property issues.
He is the legal analyst for TSN, the host of the radio show Offside: The Business & Law of Sports, and is regularly called upon to provide legal commentary for television, radio and print media outlets such as TSN, CTV, CBS and NBC. Eric also frequently shares his views on trending topics in sports via his Twitter account, @EricOnSportsLaw.