Who we are

About Tom

Tom is a lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent with experience in intellectual property litigation and prosecution spanning a wide range of industries. He represents clients in the Ontario and Federal courts, and has also been counsel in cases before the Trademarks Opposition Board and the Competition Tribunal. Tom’s practice also includes trademark filings, portfolio management, clearance opinions, opposition and cancellation proceedings, and enforcement.

Thomas Kurys

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Direct: +1.647.388.9141
Email:  thomas.kurys@wilsonlue.com

Thomas Kurys

Thomas Kurys

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent

+1.647.388.9141     thomas.kurys@wilsonlue.com

Tom is a lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent with experience in intellectual property litigation and prosecution spanning a wide range of industries. He represents clients in the Ontario and Federal courts, and has also been counsel in cases before the Trademarks Opposition Board and the Competition Tribunal. Tom’s practice also includes trademark filings, portfolio management, clearance opinions, opposition and cancellation proceedings, and enforcement.

Professional memberships & committees

Professional memberships & committees

Tom is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada,and the Canadian Bar Association. He is also a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, Young Lawyers Division.

Professional qualifications & education

Professional qualifications & education

Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario 2010
Registered Trademark Agent, Canada 2011

Registered Patent Agent, Canada 2014
Registered Patent Agent, USA 2015

J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2009
B.Sc. (Engineering Chemistry, First Class Honours), Queen’s University, 2006

Selected cases

Selected cases

The Dow Chemical Company et al. v. Nova Chemicals Corporation (T-2051-10/A-379-14)
The Proctor & Gamble Company v. Reckitt Benckiser (Canada) Inc., 2015 TMOB 69
Movenpick-Holding AG v Richtree Market Restaurants Inc, 2014 TMOB 138
Richtree Market Restaurants Inc. v Mövenpick Holding AG, 2015 TMOB 152, 2016 FC 1046
Stargrove Entertainment Inc v Universal Music Canada Inc et al (Competition Tribunal CT-2015-09)

Selected publications & presentations

Selected publications & presentations

“Canadian Supreme Court upholds global injunction against Google”, Leading Internet Case Law, August 4, 2017 (Co-author)
“Biotech Protection in the US, Canada, and EU: Is This a New Era?” BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, July 2017 (Co-presenter)
“Your First Civil Trial”, Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Professional Development Program, Young Lawyers Division, March 2017 (Co-chair)
“What You Need to Know About the New Trademark and Patent Agent Privilege”, Ontario Bar Association (OBA), December 2016 (Co-presenter)
“Your First Civil Appeal,” Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Professional Development Program, Young Lawyers Division, October 2016 (Co-chair)
“IP Aspects of the TPP”, Association of Intellectual Property Firms, September 2016 (Panelist)
“Divine discoveries: building a great case,” Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Professional Development Program, Young Lawyers Division, March 2016 (Co-chair)
“The imitation game,” The Lawyers Weekly, March 2016 (Co-author)
“The Supreme Court affirms the principle of technological neutrality in copyright law,” Lexology, March 2016 (Co-author)
“Enforcement proposals balance competition, IP rights,” The Lawyers Weekly, November 2015 (Co-author)
“All you ever wanted to know about IP before calling an IP lawyer,” Lexology, November 2015 (Co-author)
“Your first intellectual property matter: A practical guide,” OBA Professional Development Program, Young Lawyers Division, June 2015 (Co-chair)
“Patents: Year in Review” (presented at the annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review program), Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, 2009-2015 (Co-author)
“Canada’s proposed Trademark “No Use” provisions”, HouseMARQUES, Issue 42, June 2014 (co-author)
“Expanding the Definition of ‘Use’ on the Internet”, Intellectual Property Journal, Volume XVIII, No. 3, Fall 2013 (co-author)
“Canada: trademark use in cyberspace”, e-commerce Law Reports, June 2013 (co-author)
“Supreme court weighs in on the authority of the patented medicine prices review board”, CBA Business and Corporate e-newsletter, February 2011 (co-author)
“Cooling off period undercuts plan to shorten opposition process”, The Lawyers Weekly, January 2010 (co-author)