Speaker Profile

A. Chandimal Nicholas
Associate / Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

A. Chandimal Nicholas advises clients in all areas of intellectual property law, with a focus on patents and trademarks. Mr. Nicholas is a registered trademark agent and assists clients with filing and prosecuting trademark applications. In addition to advisory and prosecution work, Chandimal has extensive experience litigating intellectual property cases. He has appeared and advocated for clients before the Trademarks Opposition Board, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal. He has also provided his expertise to assist in the completion of corporate transactions by advising on intellectual property and regulatory issues. Mr. Nicholas also assists and advises clients in regulated industries such as food, pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic, cannabis and natural health products. Chandimal has guided clients through a variety of regulatory requirements of these industries. Mr. Nicholas regularly provides opinions regarding requirements for marketing and advertising, licensing, facility permits, safety standards, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) protocols, labeling issues and packaging issues. Chandimal has also consulted and communicated with the regulators on behalf of clients in order to provide better guidance and, when necessary, to advocate for a client's position to the regulators.