Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP: Creativity and the Law

Intellectual property law firm Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP offers exceptional legal expertise.

Intellectual property law firm Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP offers exceptional legal expertise.

Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP (OWGM) is Western Canada’s largest independent intellectual property law firm. Established in 1977, the Vancouver law firm is deeply rooted in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, with wide-reaching associations that enables it to advance their clients’ interests across North America and around the world.

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, named Gavin Manning, a partner of the firm, “Vancouver Best Lawyers Information Technology Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2013. 

“We have slowly but steadily grown, primarily by taking on bright and exceedingly talented young lawyers who have strong technical backgrounds, practical experience and academic credentials,” says Manning.”Our younger professionals and partners work closely together to help our clients take advantage of IP opportunities and avoid IP pitfalls.”

“We serve clients who require assistance relating to intellectual property,” Manning continues. “Since almost all businesses encounter intellectual property issues, we have a very interesting and diverse group of clients, including small and medium-sized businesses, large international corporations, universities, individuals and a worldwide network of other intellectual property firms.”

The firm practices intellectual property law exclusively and handles the full range of legal matters in this field, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets, computer and Internet law, technology transfer and licensing and related litigation.

“Other Canadian and international lawyers who do not practice in the intellectual property area retain us to help their clients,” explains Manning.

“The nature of the businesses that our clients are involved in is also truly diverse, ranging from high technology to service industries, greentech, retail, resource extraction, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, high tech, and computer software, to name a few. We are very fortunate to be able to work with such interesting clients at times when their creative efforts are coming to fruition.”