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Martin Brandsma listen


Martin* is counsel at Lenczner Slaght specializing in intellectual property litigation. His background in molecular biology and genetics instilled a creative and persistent approach to solving problems while allowing him to navigate complex subject matter. He has acted on an extensive range of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes and leverages this experience every time he builds§ and develops practical strategies. He is a determined and persuasive advocate both inside and outside of the courtroom, supporting cases with his clients’ best interests top of mind. Recognized for his concise and direct advice, clients continually rely on Martin to get results. .


  • Practice Areas:
  • Bar Admissions:
    • Ontario (2013)
  • Education:
    • University of Ottawa (2012) JD
    • Western University (2009) MSc (Molecular Biology/Genetics)
    • Western University (2007) HBSc (Genetics Specialization)


Martin Brandsma

is counsel at Lenczner Slaght.

Martin’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property litigation including patents, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and industrial designs. He has extensive experience representing abroad range of clients including those in biotechnology, life sciences, consumer goods, telecommunications, sound recording and collective rights management. He also regularly acts in pharmaceutical patent cases under Canada’s Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, representing some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, in both the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Martin practiced in the intellectual property litigation groups of leading Canadian law firms.

Prior to attending law school, Martin obtained a M.Sc. in Molecular Biology/Genetics from Western University. His research focused on the design, production and optimization of novel recombinant therapeutic biologics.

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada - Copyright Committee

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • The Advocates’ Society

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