Jim Holloway joined Baker McKenzie after graduating from law school in 1991. He is a recognized and ranked leader in the areas of intellectual property and technology, a skilled and experienced trial and appellate advocate, and a trusted strategic advisor. Jim was formerly the Managing Partner of the Toronto Office, a member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee, a member of the Firm's Policy Committee, and served as Chair of the North America region.
Representative Legal Matters
- Represented a well-known food and beverage company in a lawsuit involving the unauthorized sale of cannabis products in packaging that mimicked the look of that company’s well known confectionery products.
- Represented a well-known vaping company in a lawsuit involving the unauthorized sale of noncompliant cannabis products in association with confusingly similar trademarks and trade dress, and infringing designs.
- Represented one of the world’s leading fast-moving consumer goods companies in a dispute involving the alleged use of a confusingly similar trademark in association with compliant cannabis products.
- Represented one of the world’s leading videoconferencing companies during the COVID-19 pandemic in a lawsuit alleging the infringement of a Canadian media company’s trademarks.
- Represented a leading retail store chain in a lawsuit involving the sale of android set-top devices wrongly alleged to be designed and used for the purposes of copyright infringement.
- Represented the manufacturer of devices used for the purposes of mineral exploration in an international commercial arbitration with its former North American distributor.
- Represented a leading financial services company in a copyright infringement lawsuit alleging the unauthorized licensing and use of fintech software.
- Represented a Chinese mining company in a lawsuit alleging the misuse of confidential information in furtherance of making a very large investment in a publicly traded Canadian mining company.
- Represented a Canadian company importing and selling Persian food products in a lawsuit against competitors selling look-alike products, including products displaying infringing trademarks.
- Represented a multinational food company in a lawsuit arising from a third party’s importation and sale of unauthorized grey market confectionery products.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of Ontario
- Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers' Association
- International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
- Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network
- Canadian Bar Association
- Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce - Officer & Director
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- The Advocates' Society
- Ontario~Canada (1993)
- Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M. Intellectual Property) (2003)
- University of Western Ontario (LL.B.) (1991)
- McMaster University (B.A., summa cum laude) (1988)
- Panel, "Maximizing the Value of Legal Marketing Departments: From the Lawyers' Perspective", Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Toronto Chapter Annual Conference, 2012
- Author, "Towards a Lighter Shade of Grey? A Critical Look at the Erosion of Canadian Trademark Law As a Vehicle to Address Grey Marketing", 19 Intellectual Property Journal, page 428.
- Author, "Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Laws & Practice: A Case For Change", Volume 96, Trademark Reporter, page 724.
- Author, "The Protection of Trademark Goodwill in Canada", 2004, 17 Intellectual Property Journal, page 1.
- Author, "Injunctions in Intellectual Property Litigation"; paper written for LLM in Intellectual Property Law, Osgoode Hall Law School.
- Author, "Parody under U.S. and Canadian Copyright Law"; paper written for LLM in Intellectual Property Law, Osgoode Hall Law School.