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About Henry

Henry is one of the leading trademark lawyers in Canada, and has practised exclusively in trademark agency and litigation for more than twenty years. His clients include multinationals and top Canadian trademark filers who own some of the most recognizable brands in North America and worldwide.

Henry provides strategic advice in trademark protection and enforcement, and assists companies in management of their global trademark portfolios. He has been counsel in the Federal and Ontario Courts, and before the Trademarks Opposition Board in a variety of intellectual property matters. He has also been counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in cases concerning fundamental trademark law issues.

Henry Lue

Henry Lue
Direct: +1.416.560.4205
Email:  henry.lue@wilsonlue.com

Henry Lue

Henry Lue

Partner | Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent

+1.416.560.4205     henry.lue@wilsonlue.com

Henry is one of the leading trademark lawyers in Canada, and has practised exclusively in trademark agency and litigation for more than twenty years. His clients include multinationals and top Canadian trademark filers who own some of the most recognizable brands in North America and worldwide.

Henry provides strategic advice in trademark protection and enforcement, and assists companies in management of their global trademark portfolios. He has been counsel in the Federal and Ontario Courts, and before the Trademarks Opposition Board in a variety of intellectual property matters. He has also been counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in cases concerning fundamental trademark law issues.

Henry has written articles and given talks on a variety of trademark topics, including trademark functionality, grey market and counterfeit goods, trademark infringement, and trademark prosecution. He has been recognized in the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 Guide as a lawyer who is “extremely responsive, practical and commercially oriented, with a vast ken of trademark law at his disposal” and who “never takes the cookie-cutter approach”. He is ranked in the top Gold Tier for the trademark contentious category and the Silver Tier in the trademark non-contentious category by World Trademark Review, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM. He has also been recognized by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers of Canada, International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the Intellectual Property category.

Professional memberships & committees

Professional memberships & committees

Henry is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), MARQUES, and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). Currently, he is Chair of the IPIC Trademark Practices Committee, a joint committee between IPIC and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office concerning Trademark Office practice and procedure. He has been or is currently a member of a variety of committees devoted to trademark issues, such as INTA Enforcement, INTA Programs, INTA Related Rights, INTA Emerging Issues, INTA Trade Dress, INTA Non-Traditional Marks, IPIC Trademark Agents Review, and MARQUES Trademark Practices.

Selected publications & presentations

Selected publications & presentations

Canadian Marketing Handbook, Second Edition, Carswell (co-author)
“Canada’s proposed Trademark “No Use” provisions”, HouseMARQUES, Issue 42, June 2014 (co-author)
“A big year for rights holders in Canada”, World Trademark Review, June/July 2013 (co-author)
“Functional Design and Artistic Expression”, INTA Design Protection Conference, Copenhagen, Sept 2012 (moderator)
“The Functional Boundary of Trademark Rights”, IPO Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Sept. 2011
“Trademarks in the Sports & Entertainment World: the business of making money”, INTA/ASIPI conference in Puerto Rico, March 2011 (moderator)
“Look and Feel, Functionality & Trade Dress: Comparing Canadian and U.S. Approaches” IPIC 83rd Annual Meeting, St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador, Sept 2009
“Protecting Against Parallel Imports and Grey Markets” Federated Press, Toronto, Oct 2009
“Google AdWords dodges liability for trademark infringement”, The Lawyers Weekly, June 2010 (co-author)
“Cooling off Period Undercuts Plan to Shorten Opposition Process”, The Lawyers Weekly, Jan 2010 (co-author)
“A cross-border comparison of fraud on trade-marks office”, The Lawyers Weekly, Nov 2009 (co-author)
Canadian chapter, Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2008, Law Business Research (2008)
“The iPhone trade-mark”, The Lawyers Weekly, March 2007 (co-author)
“Damages in trade-mark suits should reflect the value of a brand”, The Lawyers Weekly, January 2007 (co-author)
“Lego v Mega Bloks in the Supreme Court of Canada: ephemeral rights in toy bricks”, INTA Trademark Reporter, May 2006 (co-author)
“The fame game and trademarks”, CBA National Magazine’s Addendum, March 2006 (co-author)
“Mega Bloks highlights challenge in using trade-marks to protect products”, The Lawyers Weekly, February 2006 (co-author)

Selected cases

Selected cases

Certified General Accountants v. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CV-12-463641)
BMW Canada Inc. v. Nissan Canada Inc. (T-1395-05/A-3-07)
Kirkbi AG (Lego) v. Ritvik Holdings Inc. (Mega Bloks) (SCC File No. 29956)
Kirkbi AG (Lego) v. Ritvik Holdings Inc. (Mega Bloks) (A-395-02)
Almecon Industries Ltd. v. Anchortek Ltd. (A-34-02, A-398-02/T-992-92)
Whirlpool Corporation et al v. Camco Inc. et al. (SCC File No. 27208/A-630-97/T-2028-95)
AlliedSignal Inc. v. DuPont Canada Inc. (A-317-98)
Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. v. Joseph Kun Violin and Bow Maker Inc. (T-118-97)
Almecon Industries Ltd. v. Nutron Manufacturing Ltd. (A-232-96/T-762-88)
Remington Rand Corp v. Phillips Electronics N.V. (A-633-93/T-1695-91)
Procter & Gamble Inc. v. Unilever PLC (A-324-93/T-2534-85)
CFM Inc. v. Wolf Steel Ltd. (A-497-93/T-801-92)

Professional qualifications & education

Professional qualifications & education

Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario
Trademark Agent, Canada
Patent Agent, Canada

LL.B., University of Western Ontario
B.Sc. (with Distinction), Physiology, University of Toronto