Meet the Team
Lorne M. Lipkus*
*Lorne M. Lipkus Professional Corporation
Lorne’s success is largely attributable to his extensive experience obtaining and enforcing extraordinary remedies including, Anton Piller Orders, Preservation Orders, injunctions and other declamatory relief. In addition to civil litigation, he has 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 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. Lorne has had considerable experience in coordinating all aspects of enforcement issues involving Canadian legislation impacting on counterfeiting/pirating activities.
Lorne has attended and presented workshop demonstrations of the firms proprietary network anti-counterfeiting tracking and enforcement software program (N.A.T.E.) tracking 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.
David S. Lipkus*
*David S. Lipkus Professional Corporation
David has dedicated his practice to stopping infringers from using or reproducing his clients’ intellectual properties without permission in Canada, and online. His principal focus is on intellectual property brand protection for trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs, insurance defence litigation including defence of professionals (solicitors and paralegals) as well as civil and commercial litigation.
David has extensive experience and has appeared as counsel in Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice, Federal Court, The Federal Court of Appeal, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Mr. Lipkus has testified before Canadian Parliament at the House of Commons and Senate on strengthening anti-counterfeiting laws and procedures in Canada. Mr. Lipkus has defended paralegals in negligence actions and has been successful in obtaining judicial dismissals of cases without being required to proceed to trial.
David regularly conducts web based training of law enforcement throughout the year on behalf of several brand holders. Since joining the firm, David manages all internet based counterfeiting investigation and enforcement.
David received his Juris Doctor from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law in 2008. David received his BA in Honours Philosophy: Reasoning and Ethics in 2005 from The University of Western Ontario.
David became a member of the New York State Bar in March, 2009. David was called to the Ontario Bar in January, 2010.
David spent his summers during law school working at the Community Legal Clinic of York Region in the area of landlord/tenant law and social assistance.
David is listed as preferred counsel for LawPRO, the insurance company that defends lawyers sued for professional negligence.
David regularly speaks, lectures and moderates panels including on behalf of INTA, IPIC, IACC, McGill University, University of Miami, Osgoode Hall Fashion Law Society, Georgia State University College of Law, Comic-Con San Diego, CACN, Seneca College, York University, Ontario Bar Association, Retail Council of Canada, Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association, Spark Niagara, Crime Stoppers International, ASIS Toronto, and the Embassy of Canada.
Melissa has a demonstrated history of working in the global brand protection industry across multiple sectors including luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, fitness, sports and entertainment. Melissa has dedicated her practice to working with rights owners, focusing on the best ways to protect intellectual property and combat infringement both online and offline.
Melissa is regularly involved in all aspects of the firm’s intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting practice, including assisting in trademark matters, domain name disputes, cybersquatting, and online and offline investigations and enforcement. Melissa is also very active in the firm’s work with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Request for Assistance Program
Drawing on her entrepreneurial background in the fashion and media industries, Amylee brings a unique perspective to brand protection and management, both online and offline. Amylee participates in all facets of the firm’s intellectual property practice and offers clients comprehensive, strategic advice to protect their intellectual property rights. Amylee is building a legal practice focused on brand protection and enforcement.
Prior to joining Lipkus Law, Amylee gained experience in assisting with matters before various levels of court, tribunals and administrative boards in both British Columbia and Ontario. During her JD studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at University of British Columbia, she served in several leadership roles. She volunteered with two pro-bono legal clinics and was the president of the Allard Law Intellectual Property Club.
Dena obtained her JD from the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University. While completing her JD, Dena held the position of Senior Editor on the student-run newspaper. This role allowed her to explore various legal subjects, including the realm of intellectual property. Dena also served in a leadership position on the Hellenic Law Students Association.
Drawing from her diverse experiences, Dena combines her academic accomplishments with practical skills. Her prior involvement with the firm as a summer law and professional placement student has allowed her to cultivate a growing understanding of anti-counterfeiting and trademark law. This hands-on experience equips Dena to offer valuable support to clients, ensuring the safeguarding of their intellectual property rights.
*October 2023 call