Martin Brandsma is an associate in our Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on intellectual property disputes, primarily in the area of pharmaceuticals, where he has represented some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, in both the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Martin also has extensive experience in disputes relating to copyright, including appearances before the Copyright Board of Canada. He recently completed a nine-month secondment at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in London, U.K. where he worked with anti-piracy and litigation teams to coordinate and support various copyright enforcement strategies including both civil and criminal cases that resulted in the disruption of several pirate services throughout the world.
Martin has technical expertise in the area of molecular biology and genetics and has authored a number of publications on the production of biologic pharmaceuticals. He received both his Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science, Honors Specialization in Genetics, from Western University in 2009 and 2007 respectively. In 2012, Martin received his JD (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa.
Martin is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA).