Profile: A Canadian IP Lawyer, Patent and Trademark Agent
Joe Conneely is a lawyer and a registered patent and trademark agent. For almost 20 years, Joe has advised clients in the high-tech, software, industrial, manufacturing, energy, power, retail, apparel, and fashion industries with respect to the protection of their inventions, brands, and designs.
As a professional electrical engineer for many years before becoming an intellectual property lawyer, Joe gained experience in a wide range of engineering, design, and marketing disciplines. He now uses that experience to expertly draft, file, and prosecute applications for patents, trademarks, and industrial designs.
Joe has drafted and prosecuted patent applications covering a number of technologies including patent applications for wireless devices, energy management systems, batteries, automotive systems, mining equipment, software applications, user interfaces, electronics, communication systems, medical devices, unmanned aerial vehicles, industrial equipment, augmented/virtual reality systems, artificial intelligence systems, apparel, and wearable tech. Trademarks associated with consumer goods, industrial goods, software, sportswear, retail, fashion, and apparel are his specialties. Joe’s industrial design drafting and prosecution experience extends from display screens and icons to containers, furniture, vehicles, consumer electronics, fashion, and apparel.
He has worked for some of the largest and best known innovative and creative organizations in the world. At the same time, Joe recognizes that many of the best and most valuable inventions, brands, and designs are generated by smaller start-up companies.
University of Toronto, LLB
University of Toronto, MBA
McMaster University, BEng in Electrical Engineering
Who’s Who Legal 2020 (Patents)
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Intellectual Property Law)
Who’s Who Legal 2019 (Patents)
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Intellectual Property Law)
Who’s Who Legal 2018 (Patents)
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Intellectual Property Law)
Who’s Who Legal 2017 (Patents)
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 (Intellectual Property Law)
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 (Intellectual Property Law)
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 (Intellectual Property Law)
Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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