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Daniel G.C. Glover








University of Toronto


Ontario, 2006


Daniel Glover is a partner in our Intellectual Property Group and a member of our Privacy, Technology, Consumer Products & Retail Group, Franchise & Distribution, and Appellate Groups. His practice focuses on intellectual property management, acquisition, and protection, including by way of litigation, and on privacy, anti-spam and marketing compliance.

Mr. Glover has significant experience in information and media law, including Internet law, copyright and trade-mark protection, and data protection and marketing compliance. He has advised numerous clients in the technology, retail, financial services, and health services fields on privacy and anti-spam compliance issues, including with respect to compliance with CASL and the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules, in reaction to data breaches, and with domestic and international obligations attaching to the storage of information in the cloud.

Mr. Glover was named a “rising star” in the enforcement and litigation category in the World Trademark Review 1000 for 2014, 2015 and 2016, with one firm client stating that he “guides us carefully and patiently towards the perfect solution to our IP issues. He is serious, professional, thorough, pleasant and smart”.

Mr. Glover has represented clients in complex matters before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Copyright Board of Canada and has won victories in trade-mark matters before the Federal Court and the Trade-marks Opposition Board. He was counsel in successful appeals at the Supreme Court of Canada in two leading copyright cases in 2012, appeared at the Supreme Court again in 2013 and 2015 in important appeals on the test for copyright infringement and the application of copyright law to new technologies. He is counsel on another Supreme Court appeal relating to the power of courts to issue enforcement orders against search engines to stem infringement of intellectual property rights. Four of these cases were named in Lexpert’s annual “Top 10 cases” (for 2012, 2014 and 2015). Mr. Glover also participated in drafting an amicus brief on international copyright law standards at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2014.

A selection of cases in which Mr. Glover was counsel includes:

  • American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc., fka Bamboom Labs, Inc, 134 S. Ct. 2498 (Supreme Court of the United States, 2014)
  • Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Google Inc., Supreme Court docket no. 36602 (leave granted February 18, 2016 by the Supreme Court of Canada); 2015 BCCA 265 (British Columbia Court of Appeal)
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corp. v. SODRAC 2003 Inc., 2015 SCC 57
  • Cinar Corporation v. Robinson, 2013 SCC 73 (Supreme Court of Canada)
  • Reference re Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010‑167 and Broadcasting Order CRTC 2010‑168, 2012 SCC 68 (Supreme Court of Canada)
  • ESA v. SOCAN, 2012 SCC 34 (Supreme Court of Canada)
  • Alberta v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, 2012 SCC 37 (Supreme Court of Canada)
  • Sirius Canada Inc. v. CMRRA/SODRAC Inc. 2010 FCA 348 (Federal Court of Appeal)
  • Columbia Pictures Industries v. Wang, 2007 SKCA 133 (Sask. C.A.)
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. v. Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma, 2010 FCA 247 (Federal Court of Appeal)
  • CEG License Inc. v. Joey Tomato’s (Canada) Inc., 2012 FC 1541 (Federal Court)
  • Matol Biotech Laboratories Ltd. v. Jurak Holdings Ltd., 2008 FC 1082 (Federal Court)
  • Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Assn. v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2008 FCA 6 (Federal Court of Appeal)
  • Omega SA v. Iwatsu Electric Co. (2011), 95 C.P.R. (4th) 78 (T.M.O.B.)
  • Certiwood Technical Centre v Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, 2012 TMOB 207

Mr. Glover has acted for a wide range of clients, including Internet service providers and content hosts, media companies and industry organizations (film, television, music, gaming, and publishing), banks, insurers and financial services companies, health services providers, retailers, franchisors, distributors, and software, electronics and technology manufacturers.

Mr. Glover is an adjunct professor in intellectual property law at the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and a co-author of the texts Intellectual Property Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary (Carswell), Global Privacy and Security Law Reference (Aspen Publishers), and the User's Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariffs (McCarthy Tétrault).

Mr. Glover is the chair of the Copyright Policy Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), sat on the Canadian Working Committee for the Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), and is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale (ALAI). He has presented on intellectual property issues at numerous conferences, including for Insight, the Ontario Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the 40th annual conference of the Canadian Conference on International Law on intellectual property and the Internet.

Mr. Glover clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2005-2006. He received his JD (Honours) from the University of Toronto in 2005, where he concentrated on intellectual property and won the Gowlings Prize in Law and Information Technology, the Honourable Jerry S. Grafstein, QC Prize in Communications Law, the A. Alan Borovoy Prize in Civil Liberties, the Patricia Julia Myhal Scholarship in Legal Writing, and the Lang Michener Prize in Property.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Glover was an editor and writer for the National Post and an editor for the Frommer’s and Let’s Go travel guide series.

Mr. Glover received his MA from the University of Toronto in 1996 and his AB (magna cum laude) from Harvard University in 1994, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and won numerous awards, including the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, the LeBaron Russell Briggs Traveling Fellowship and the John Harvard Scholarship. He was called to the Ontario bar in 2006 and is a registered trade-mark agent.



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