John McKeown CLE Attorney


John focuses on providing advocacy and advice concerning intellectual property and related matters, including protecting trade marks, copyrights, patents, confidential information and misleading advertising claims under the Competition Act. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trade Marks/Copyright).

He is currently the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Trademarks Committee. John is the author of two textbooks dealing with trademarks, Brand Management in Canadian Law (1st Edition, 2004; 2nd Edition, 2006; 3rd Edition, 2010) and Canadian Intellectual Property Law and Strategy: Trademarks, Copyright and Industrial Designs. (A 2nd edition was published in September, 2013).

John is also the author of Fox, Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs (3rd Edition, 2000; 4th Edition, 2003), the leading copyright textbook in Canada. The 4th edition has been released in a loose leaf format. John and the text have been referred to by both the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal as an authoritative source.