Lorne M. Lipkus is a founding partner in the Toronto, Ontario, law firm of Lipkus Law LLP. He practices
throughout Canada, at the border and online in the area of intellectual property litigation with a principal
focus on protecting the intellectual property and the intellectual capital of his clients. His personal
engagement with his clients enables him to customize end-to-end proactive and defensive solutions to
combat the piracy, theft, and counterfeiting of his client’s property. In addition to strategic defensive
work, he actively litigates all manner of anti-counterfeiting cases (copyrights, trademarks, and industrial
designs), cases involving theft of confidential information, trade secrets, corporate opportunities, and
tangible property, by former employees, competitors, or others, as well as computer and other fraud
and abuse.
Lorne’s success is largely attributable to his extensive experience obtaining and enforcing extraordinary
remedies including, Anton Piller Orders, Preservation Orders, injunctions, and other declaratory relief.
In addition to civil litigation, he has a proven track record working with law enforcement, customs, and
other professionals. He regularly assists law enforcement in securing information and evidence
necessary to obtain a criminal search warrant. He coordinates and secures the resources necessary to
execute criminal search warrants; coordinates multi-country investigations and enforcements; deals
with all aspects of anti-counterfeiting border enforcement; consults with respect to comprehensive
brand protection programs to be implemented or already existing, both domestic and international; and
creates multi-platform training programs designed and utilized by industry, government and law
enforcement. Mr. Lipkus has had considerable experience in coordinating all aspects of enforcement
issues involving Canadian legislation impacting on counterfeiting/pirating activities including the
Copyright Act, Trademarks Act, Patent Act, Industrial Design Act, the Radiocommunication Act as well
as Criminal Code offenses and the Combating Counterfeit Products Act.
In addition to his litigation team, Lorne has also developed an extensive and effective network of
professionals, including expert forensic investigators, computer forensic specialists, e-discovery
professionals and others, to ensure the appropriate resources can be utilized quickly and costeffectively
for the benefit of his clients.
Mr. Lipkus oversees the maintenance of information on the service of over 10,000 Anton Piller Orders,
preservation orders, cease and desist letters, separate actions, investigations, and law enforcement
seizures across Canada and online. He is also actively involved in computer, domain name and internet
issues relating to anti-piracy\counterfeiting enforcement.