Jonathan Colombo is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a co-leader of the firm’s Trademarks practice group.His practice covers all areas of trademark and copyright law including the acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of these rights. He has extensive litigation experience representing many national and international brands, and has represented clients in advertising disputes.
Jonathan was counsel for Gap in the Gap v. G.A.P. Adventures case, which settled about two months before trial, with the defendant agreeing to re-brand worldwide. Jonathan was also co-counsel for McDonald’s in litigation against A&W, resulting in the first reported Canadian decision dealing with “reverse confusion”. Jonathan was also co-counsel for Staples in litigation against Office Depot case where a six-year interlocutory injunction was obtained.Jonathan is a member of the International Trademark Association's (INTA) Advocacy Committee and is a former member of the Enforcement and Parallel Imports Committees. Additionally, he is a past member of the Canadian Trademark Agents Board of Examiners, and taught at the McGill – IPIC Advanced Trademarks Course for more than five years. Jonathan is also a former Managing Partner of Bereskin & Parr.