Chris Bennett – Davis LLP

#2800, 666 - Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6X2Z7, Canada

Practice/Organization Description

Chris Bennett is the head of Davis LLP's Trade-marks, Technology & Outsourcing, and Video Games & Interactive Entertainment Law Practice Groups. He is also a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Law and Franchise & Distribution Law Groups, and he is the Chair of the firm's Environmental Sustainability Task Force. He primarily advises clients regarding the following issues:

-Creation, protection, enforcement and commercialization of intellectual property rights

-Development, distribution, licensing and support of software, video games and other technology

-Athlete, event and corporate sponsorship agreements

-Compliance with privacy legislation

-Establishment and protection of Internet-based businesses, franchise systems and other distribution systems

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, Canada, 1999

Education

LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1998

Advanced Trade-mark Practitioner Course, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, 2002

Professional Associations & Memberships

Advisory Board Member, International Legal Technology Standards Organization

Advisory Board Member, 2009 Pacific Legal Technology Conference

Registered Canadian Trade-mark Agent

Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Chair, Computer Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (2001-2003)

Affiliate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Affiliate Member, Canadian Franchise Association

Member, International Game Developers Association

Member, New Media BC

Overseas Member, The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

Honors and Awards

AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

One of the 2009 Business in Vancouver Top 40 under 40.

One of the 2008 Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Wesbrook Scholar

Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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