Located in the hub of high tech development in Ottawa, Canada, Shapiro Cohen LLP provides legal counsel for the protection, defence and enforcement of IP to large and small businesses.

IP Professionals

Our professionals have expertise in a variety of disciplines, including mechanical, chemical, biochemical, electrical and green technologies and are active participants in a variety of IP-related associations.

Solid Track Record

We have been practising IP law exclusively since 1963. Our clients include individuals with marketable ideas and businesses from start-ups to large multinationals. Our clients’ businesses range from science and engineering to arts and entertainment and everything in between.

Global Reach

With associates around the world, we can be your central point of contact for IP – at home, and in the countries where you do business. Our team members have a diversity of backgrounds and speak many languages.

Recognition

top IP boutiques copy2014-2015
The Canadian Lawyer selected intellectual property boutiques by asking readers to rank a shortlist of notable firms in each area, and by drawing on the experience of in-house counsel and large firm lawyers. The following results are an alphabetical list of the 10 boutique firms in each area that are rated most highly by other lawyers. Read more.

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The Professional Sector Network: Trademark Law Firm of the Year – Canada
The researchers at the Professional Sector Network spoke to various individuals and organisations from across the globe. After gathering all the information presented to a panel of individuals from the business and advisory communities globally, this panel then shortlisted the firms and advisors they believed merited the award for each category. This award is based on work that they may have carried out in the past, any service that they may have offered or been recognized for.

top IP boutiques copy2012
The Canadian Lawyer’s editorial team began the process of selecting Canada’s top IP and litigation boutiques by narrowing down a short list of the most notable firms. From there, they drew on the experience of in-house counsel and large-firm lawyers who refer work to these boutiques, conducting a series of confidential interviews to find out what shops they think rise to the top. The results follow: an informal list in alphabetical order of the 10 boutique firms in each of these two categories that are most often called upon when the stakes are high. Read more.

top IP boutiques copy2011
Ottawa Business Achievement Awards recognize innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that are at the heart of business in Ottawa. Each year, hundreds of companies are nominated for their contributions to Ottawa’s success. Companies from all sectors are honoured. OBAA winners are linked by their innovation, drive, creativity and their passion for doing business in Ottawa.

top IP boutiques copy2010
The Canadian Lawyer’s editorial team began the process of selecting Canada’s top IP and labour and employment boutiques by creating a short list of the most notable firms in their respective fields. From there, they drew on the experience of in-house counsel and large-firm lawyers who refer work to these boutiques, conducting a series of confidential interviews to identify the cream of the crop. The following results are an alphabetical list of the 10 boutique intellectual property firms that are most often called upon by other lawyers when stakes are high. Read more.

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Shapiro Cohen received a gold medal in The Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBS) in 2010.  The BOBs is the reinvention of the Ottawa Business Achievement Awards, which has an illustrious two-decade history of bringing the capital’s top corporate leaders together for an evening dedicated to recognizing the top businesses and the people behind them. Read more.