Jonas Gifford
Partner, Vancouver
Barrister and Solicitor,
Patent and Trademark Agent


Phone: 604.682.7780
Fax: 604.682.0274
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British Columbia Bar 2007
  • University of Victoria B.Sc. (Physics and Computer Science, with distinction) 2003
  • University of Victoria LL.B. 2006
  • Registered Trademark Agent 2008
  • Registered Patent Agent 2009
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

For more than a decade, Jonas Gifford has assisted clients in the technology sector, including start-ups, universities, and multinational companies, with a wide range of intellectual property issues.

Jonas applies his strong scientific and technological background in physics and computer science to assist clients with obtaining commercially valuable patent protection in Canada and internationally in fields such as telecommunications, computer-implemented inventions, aerospace, medical devices, construction materials, sporting equipment, consumer products, and other computer-related, electrical, and mechanical fields.

Jonas has been recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada’s 2015 Rising Stars — Leading Lawyers Under 40 and was honoured as a Rising Star in the 2015 and 2016 editions of LMG Rising Stars under Patents. Jonas has also been named in The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law every year since 2015.

Jonas is an Adjunct Professor of law at the University of Victoria, where he has taught patent law since 2013.

Jonas has also written extensively within the field of intellectual property law and has been included in publications such as Mondaq, CCCA Members Knowledge Centre, International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, and the Intellectual Property Journal. Jonas is also a contributor to British Columbia Business Disputes and Advising British Columbia Businesses by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

Rankings and recognition

  • Included in the Lawyers to Watch category in the 2016 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Corporate
  • Recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ in the 2016 and 2015 edition of LMG Rising Stars under Patents
  • Named by Lexpert as one of Canada's 2015 Rising Stars — Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • Recognized annually in The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law since 2015
Industrial Designs
Software/Information Technologies

Malena Produce, Inc. v Agricola San Isidro De Culiacan, S.P.R. De R.L., 2011 FC 1517 — Successfully expunged previously registered trademarks.

Vancouver Association for Injured Motorcyclists v. Alliance for Injured Motorcyclists Canada, 2010 FC 1207 — Successfully expunged previously registered trademark.

Peak Innovations Inc. v. Meadowland Flowers Ltd., 2009 FC 661 — Successfully resisted an appeal regarding the jurisdiction of the Federal Court.

Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. 486353 B.C. Ltd., 2008 BCSC 799 — Obtained one of Canada's largest monetary judgments against counterfeiters.


  • Associate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Teaching Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Victoria, teaching patent law since 2013


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