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James Buchan
Firm Managing Partner      Toronto
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James Buchan
  • 1994 Ontario
  • University of British Columbia, LLB
  • University of Toronto, BSc. (Specialist) in Microbiology

James Buchan is firm managing partner, external, of Gowlings. In addition to his expertise in the area of intellectual property advisory and enforcement work, James is also a past member of the firm's Board of Trustees, as well as a former leader of the firm's national Intellectual Property Litigation Group.

As a barrister and solicitor, James' expertise in the IP field is broad-based and extensive, covering a wide range of IP-related contentious and non-contentious matters, including patent, trademark and copyright litigation. He has appeared as counsel of record in more than 25 reported decisions of the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, and has been counsel in over 750 trademark opposition and expungement proceedings before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). 

James remains active in numerous national and international legal committees and industry groups.


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