Chris Bennett is the head of Canada's IT Law Group and Trade-marks Law Group, and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology, Franchise, Commercial Contracts and Video Games and Interactive Entertainment Law Groups. 

Chris primarily advises clients in connection with the following:

  • creating, protecting, enforcing and commercializing intellectual property (IP) and technology (IT)
  • drafting franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents, and Canadianizing US and international franchise documents
  • developing, distributing, licensing and supporting software, video games and other technology
  • negotiating IT outsourcing and services agreements
  • negotiating athlete, event and corporate sponsorship agreements
  • negotiating gift card agreements and drafting gift card terms
  • complying with privacy legislation and drafting privacy consents and privacy policies
  • complying with Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL)
  • complying with promotional contest laws and drafting contest rules and waivers
  • establishing and protecting internet-based businesses, franchise systems and other distribution systems

Chris is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law, by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Practitioner in Computer and IT Law, Technology Transactions and Intellectual Property, by Legal 500 Canada for Intellectual Property, by the World Trademark Review (WTR1000) as a Leading Trademark Professional and by American Lawyer Magazine and Martindale-Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer in Canada.  He is also AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.