Robert Storey

Partner

Montréal, 514.871.2930

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Chemical
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Industrial Designs
Trademarks
Litigation

Education

B.A.Sc. (Metallurgy and Materials Science), University of Toronto, 1977
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1981

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1983
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 1988
Registered United States Patent Agent, 1988
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1983

Professional Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

Robert B. Storey

B.A.Sc., (Metallurgy and Matl. Sci.), LL.B.

Robert Storey is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and head of the firm’s Montréal office. He is also Chair of the firm's Industrial Design practice group.

Robert’s practice focuses on all aspects to do with the protection and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and industrial designs. Robert’s clients include international leaders in fields as diverse as engineering design, computer software, fashion, investment brokerage, accounting, and retail. Robert has technical experience in mining and steel making.

Robert is currently the President of the Membership Commission of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI). He is also a past President of FICPI Canada, and is a former Chair of the Industrial Design Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).

In his spare time, Robert enjoys playing golf, kayaking on Lac St-Louis, and playing guitar.

Robert is fluent in English and French.

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Robert Storey

Robert B. Storey

B.A.Sc., (Metallurgy and Matl. Sci.), LL.B.

Partner
Montréal      Ph: 514.871.2930

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Chemical
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Industrial Designs
Trademarks
Litigation

Education
B.A.Sc. (Metallurgy and Materials Science), University of Toronto, 1977
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1981

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1983
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 1988
Registered United States Patent Agent, 1988
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1983

Robert Storey is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and head of the firm’s Montréal office. He is also Chair of the firm's Industrial Design practice group.

Robert’s practice focuses on all aspects to do with the protection and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and industrial designs. Robert’s clients include international leaders in fields as diverse as engineering design, computer software, fashion, investment brokerage, accounting, and retail. Robert has technical experience in mining and steel making.

Robert is currently the President of the Membership Commission of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI). He is also a past President of FICPI Canada, and is a former Chair of the Industrial Design Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).

In his spare time, Robert enjoys playing golf, kayaking on Lac St-Louis, and playing guitar.

Robert is fluent in English and French.

Articles

Speaking Engagements

FICPI 16th Open Forum

International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys – FICPI
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
October 5 - 8, 2016

Sam Frost, Robert Storey and Philip Mendes da Costa will be attending the FICPI 16th Open Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Robert Storey will be moderating a panel presentation, Apple v. Samsung - Global Design and Trade Dress Litigation, on Thursday, October 6. Panelists will discuss the issues and outcomes of the iPhone litigation between Apple and Samsung in different jurisdictions around the world, and the impact that the litigation will have on trademark and trade dress law.

Philip Mendes da Costa will be moderating a session on Friday, October 7 titled, Hedging the Risks - How to Deal with the Unexpected or the Unwanted. Speakers will discuss how a firm reacts in moments of crisis can make the difference between which firms survive and which fall apart.

The FICPI 16th Open Forum will take place from October 5 to 8.

For more information on this conference, please click here.

FICPI Canada

Conference: "Selling Canada to the World"
Mont-Tremblant, QC
February 7 - 8, 2013

Robert Storey will be speaking at this event on Attitudes towards IP filings in Canada and promoting IP filings in Canada.

For more information go to: http://www.ficpi.ca/events/FCCSCTTW2012/

Event Attendance

FICPI ExCo Meeting 2016

FICPI
Zurich, Switzerland
April 10 - 14, 2016

Robert Storey will be attending the FICPI ExCo Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. The meeting will take place at the Zurich Marriott Hotel.

For more information please click here.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

137th Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
May 2 - 6, 2015

Dan Bereskin, Lloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Robert Storey, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Terry Edwards, Jonathan Colombo, Mark Robbins, Jennifer McKenzie, Victor Krichker, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte Chan, François Larose, Sharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon, Jonathan Burkinshaw and Lindsey Robinson will be attending the 137th INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego.

On Saturday, May 2, Scott MacKendrick will be on the North American panel at 11:15am as part of the “Course on International Trademark Law and Practice”. The course is designed to provide a comparative analysis of trademark law and practice in countries around the world. He will also be a moderating the table topic “Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement, Singapore Treaty and Use: Major Changes to Canada's Trademark Regime” on Sunday, May 3 at noon.

Janice Bereskin will be speaking on Sunday, May 3 between 2pm and 3:15pm with other INTA leaders as part of the informative and interactive session "CSU50 INTA Committee Selection, Membership and Involvement: Behind the Curtain". The session will discuss the diverse and valuable benefits associated with active involvement in INTA.

To learn more about INTA and for further information about the meeting, please click here.

AIPLA

Spring Meeting
Los Angeles, CA
April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Robert Storey and Isi Caulder attended the AIPLA Spring Meeting.

To learn more about AIPLA and for further information about the event, please click here.

International Federation of Intellectual Property Agents (FICPI)

World Congress
Cape Town, South Africa
April 13 - 17, 2015

Sam Frost, Robert Storey, Philip Mendes da Costa and Stephen Beney will be attending the FICPI World Congress in Cape Town.

The International Federation of Intellectual Property Agents (FICPI) is an international organisation that represents the interests of the IP attorney in private practice.

To learn more about FICPI and for further information about the event, please click here.

American Bar Association

30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
Betheda, MD
March 25 - 27, 2015

Cynthia Rowden will be speaking at the 30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference on March 25th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Robert Storey, Mark Robbins and Adam Bobker will be attending the conference.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on latest industry information through dynamic CLE programming and innovative networking events. They will also be able to obtain insight and ideas from IP experts and practitioners from around the world who will share and discuss the most critical issues in IP law.

The American Bar Association is committed to serving its members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.

For further information, please click here.

AIPLA

Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
October 23 - 25, 2014

Don Cameron, Robert Storey, Ken Bousfield, Ian McMillan, Noel Courage, Isi Caulder, Tony Orsi, Melanie Szweras and Paul Horbal will be attending the AIPLA Annual Meeting. 

The Annual Meeting offers attendees the opportunity to connect with others in the IP industry from around the world, and to learn about such topics as: post-grant proceedings after the AIA; 101 invalidation in view of CLS Bank, Bilski, and Prometheus; IP and Regulatory Protection in the Pharmaceutical Field in Latin America; the Unified Patent Court in the European patent litigation landscape; best practices in Trade Secret Protection; the latest in Cyber Security Law and Standards; and the Year in Review: Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secret and Patents.

Magnitude 360 and ABA

2014 ABA Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
August 8 - 10, 2014

Robert Storey, Adam Bobker and Tom Zhang will be attending the 2014 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in Boston. 

Hosted by ABA and MAGNITUDE360, the Annual Meeting encompasses Association-wide events and provides attendees the opportunity to earn CLE credits.

International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

Executive Committee Meeting & Symposium
Kyoto, Japan
April 6 - 10, 2014

Robert Storey and Philip Mendes da Costa will be attending this Conference.

Philip Mendes da Costa will be speaking at a workshop on Double Patenting taking place on April 7, 2014.

For more information on FIPCI and this conference, please click here.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

135th Annual Meeting
Dallas, TX
May 4 - 8, 2013

Dan Bereskin, Lloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Robert Storey, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Terry Edwards, Jonathan Colombo, Jennifer McKenzie, Victor Krichker, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte Chan, François Larose, Mina ChanaSharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon, and Jonathan Burkinshaw are scheduled to attend.  

For more information go to: www.inta.org

American Bar Association

28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
Arlington, VA
April 3 - 5, 2013

Robert Storey, Andrew McIntosh and Joshua Spicer are scheduled to attend.

For more information go to: www.americanbar.org/groups/intellectual_property_law/events_cle/aba_spring_ipl_2013.html

Accolades

  • Who’s Who Legal Patents 2017
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
  • Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2016
  • Who's Who Legal Canada 2015
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2015: Most Highly Regarded Individuals

Professional Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

News

  • Montréal Movie Night for Client Appreciation

Media Coverage

  • Robert Storey is Quoted in "Do Strong IP Laws Stifle Innovation?"

Litigation Cases

Design Ideas, Ltd. v. Solutions Your Organized Living Store Corp.
Represented Design Ideas in an action for patent and industrial design infringement relating to mesh container products.
Counsel: Robert Storey and Adam Bobker
(2013), (T-901-13)
The Saul Zaentz Company v. Al Moudabber Food Concepts SAL
Represented the owner of the LORD OF THE RINGS trade mark in opposition and Federal Court proceedings with respect to the registration of the trademark LORD OF THE WINGS for bar and restaurant services.
Counsel: Robert Storey, Jonathan Colombo, and Megan Langley Grainger
(2013), (T-540-13)
Interactive Life Forms, LLC et al. v. Various
Represented Interactive Life Forms in actions for trademark infringement, passing off, and copyright infringement. The actions were brought against Canadian companies alleged to have sold counterfeit versions of Interactive Life Forms’ FLESHLIGHT products.
Counsel: Adam Bobker, Robert Storey, and François Larose
(2012)
Rachalex Holdings Inc. et al. v. W & M Wire & Metal Products Ltd. et al.
Acted for Rachalex Holdings in a patent infringement action relating to modular display fixtures for retail stores.
Counsel: Robert Storey
(Reported decisions: 2007 FC 502, 2007 FC 33, 2010 FC 585, 2007 FCA 156)
(2004), (T-1377-04; A-47-07)
Burberry Ltd. v. Howard Colton et al.
Represented Burberry Ltd. in an action for trademark infringement and passing off relating to the BURBERRY and BURBERRY CHECK trademarks.
Counsel: Robert Storey, Adam Bobker and Mike Charles
(Reported decisions: 2003 FCT 107)
(2002), (T-415-02)
Baylor University v. Hudson’s Bay Co.
Acted for Baylor University in proceedings to overcome an opposition by the Hudson’s Bay Co. to the registration of BAYLOR as a trademark for collegiate merchandise. The opposing board and trial judge both ruled in favour of Hudson’s Bay Co., but the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge and allowed the registration.
Counsel: Robert MacFarlane and Robert Storey
(Reported decisions: 1998 CanLII 8903 (FC), 2000 CanLII 15626 (FCA))
(1997), (T-2590-97; A-35-99)
 

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