Mark D Penner

Partner at Fasken

Mark D Penner’s practice focuses on all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and strategic use of a range of IP assets in Canada and worldwide.

Acting for a range of clients, from individual inventors, start-ups and other early stage companies to large multinational companies, Mr Penner provides strategic advice in a variety of technology areas, including biotechnology, chemistry, energy, social media, insurance, communications and digital marketing.

Mr Penner regularly speaks and writes extensively on all aspects of IP rights, particularly the commercialisation of IP rights for start-ups, as well as commercial matters for companies with respect to IP rights in national, cross-border and multinational commercial transactions. He is frequently sought after by national and international media as a commentator on IP matters.

Patents and industrial designs

As a registered patent agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Mr Penner advises clients on the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications worldwide, covering a range of subject matters, including biotechnology, chemistry and other life sciences.

Trademark protection

As a registered trademark agent, Mr Penner advises local, national and international clients on how to efficiently and effectively conduct branding strategies as well as protect, maintain and enforce trademark rights in Canada, the United States and other jurisdictions.

Commercial intellectual property and Commercialisation of intellectual property

Mr Penner is frequently called on to advise clients on commercialising IP rights, including technology acquisition and licensing, freedom to operate and patentability opinions, as well as IP components of high value national, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions (eg, financing, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures).

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Suite 2400 333 Bay Street
Bay Adelaide Centre Box 20
Toronto ON M5H 2T6

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