John McKeown CLE Attorney

John McKeown


Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP

John focuses on providing advocacy and advice concerning intellectual property and related matters, including protecting trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, patents, confidential information and misleading advertising claims under the Competition Act. A growing component of his work relates to intellectual property claims on the Internet, including domain name disputes. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trademarks/Copyright).  He is currently the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Trademarks Committee. John is also the Chair of the American Bar Association International Trademark Treaties and Laws Committee.

John is recognized as a leading trademark practitioner in Canada and globally in Best Lawyers in Canada and World Trademark Review.

John is the author of Fox, Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs (3rd Edition, 2000; 4th Edition, 2003), the leading copyright and industrial design 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

John is also the author of two textbooks dealing with trademarks, Brand Management in Canadian Law (Carswell 1st Edition, 2004; 2nd Edition, 2006; 3rd Edition, 2010 and 4th Edition, 2016) and Canadian Intellectual Property Law and Strategy: Trademarks, Copyright and Industrial Designs. (Oxford, 1st Edition, 2010, LexisNexis 2013 Edition, 2014 Edition , 2015 Edition, 2016 Edition, 2017 Edition, 2018 Edition and 2019 edition pending.)