Yuri Chumak

Yuri Chumak

PartnerChumak & Company LLPIntellectual Property and Technology

Yuri is a lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent based in Toronto and has practiced exclusively in the area of intellectual property law since 2006.

Yuri is recognized as one of the World's Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Patent 1000, 2017 and 2018.

Yuri has been awarded a “Distinguished" Peer Rating for High Professional Achievement, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. 

Before co-founding his own firm, Yuri gained experience at two leading boutique IP law firms in Toronto, as well as the IP groups of two major full-service law firms on Bay Street.

Yuri is a lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent based in Toronto and has practiced exclusively in the area of intellectual property law since 2006.

Yuri is recognized as a Lexpert® leading lawyer and one of the World's Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Patent 1000, 2017 and 2018.

Yuri has been awarded a “Distinguished" Peer Rating for High Professional Achievement, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. 

Before co-founding his own firm, Yuri gained experience at two leading boutique IP law firms in Toronto, as well as the IP groups of two major full-service law firms on Bay Street.

Areas of Practice

Yuri is involved in all aspects of the clearance, prosecution, and enforcement of intellectual property rights including patent, design, trademark and copyrights.

He has extensive experience in complex trial and appellate advocacy, intellectual property applications and agreements, technology licensing and privacy matters. 

Yuri is also engaged in domain name, advertising and marketing, and trade secret matters. 

He serves as an arbitrator deciding dot-ca domain name complaints filed with Resolution Canada

IP PROSECUTION & STRATEGY

Yuri prepares and prosecutes intellectual property applications relating to many technical fields.

He conducts IP due diligence in support of technology and financing transactions.

He has advised clients including a national retailer with respect to product launch matters.

He also prepares agreements and freedom-to operate, infringement, and validity opinions with respect to intellectual property matters.

IP LITIGATION

Yuri has acted as trial and appellate counsel during a significant patent infringement and validity trial and appeal involving an innovative medical device.

He has also served as counsel for several patentees asserting infringement of patents covering software, control systems, medicines, construction materials and consumer products, among others.

He has been lead counsel asserting or defending trademark infringement, cybersquatting and software licensing claims.

Recently, Yuri has developed a copyright litigation practice, asserting and defending claims of infringement of artistic and musical works, as well as online piracy matters.

Education

University of Western Ontario, LL.B.

University of Western Ontario, B. Sc. (Hons.), Computer Science

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2006

Experience

  • Advised Schedule 1 bank with respect to launch of financial technology consumer app, including clearing and filing for design patents, and dealing with supplier agreements and ownership issues.
  • Advised Canadian-based telecommunications company on patent strategy.
  • Advised and represented a major European consumer brand, its North American licensee, and Canadian distributor on enforcement of trademark and trade dress rights in Canada against several suppliers of counterfeit goods, as part of a multidisciplinary team of litigation and IP Counsel.
  • Advised European fashion brand on acquiring and enforcing trademark, design and copyrights in Canada against imitators and producers of goods.
  • Practicing under Yuri Chumak Professional Corporation.

Associations

  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), 2009
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA), 2014
  • Member, Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
  • Member, Toronto Computer Lawyers Group (TCLG)