BA (Hon)(Queen’s), LLB (Osgoode), LLM (Osgoode), of the Bar of Ontario
A partner at Gowlings, Kelly Gill is best known for his intellectual property litigation practice, particularly in the areas of trade-marks and unfair competition. Mr. Gill is leader of the firm’s Trade-marks Group and interim leader of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He is ranked as a leading IP lawyer by some of the world’s foremost legal directories, such as the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in Canada, and the WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Mr. Gill has appeared before all levels of court in Canada and served as counsel on two of the Supreme Court of Canada’s most important trade-mark and copyright decisions: Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc. (2011 SCC 27) and CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada (2004 SCC 13). Mr. Gill is the author of numerous publications, most notably Fox on Canadian Law of Trade-Marks and Unfair Competition (4th edition).