Mr Matthew Burt

Matthew Burt


Intellectual Property

Canadian courts show trend of awarding higher costs in IP litigation
Canada | 16 November 2020

Canada's evolving costs regime in the IP litigation context raises important considerations for litigants. It is becoming more common, arguably the norm, for IP litigants in both the federal and provincial courts to recover significant costs awards. These enhanced cost consequences may amplify the significance of the strategic decisions that are made during the course of litigation, including, for example, whether to seek settlement and the appropriate time to do so.