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Marek  Nitoslawski

Marek Nitoslawski

Partner Fasken
Patent and IP litigation is never an end in itself. It must always be adapted to the client’s business objectives. The same holds true for any well-designed IP protection strategy.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1984
Language(s) French, Polish, English, Spanish
Office(s) Montreal

Marek Nitoslawski is a seasoned IP litigator.  He assists clients in maximizing the protection of their intellectual property assets and in all manner of dispute resolution.

Marek’s practice focuses on providing strategic advice to businesses large and small in various industries including aerospace, AI, robotics, recreational vehicles and luxury goods. He also advises broadcasters and other content providers on Internet-related issues.


His expertise extends to all forms of IP: patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets and unfair competition.  Much of his practice is devoted to the strategic management of large trademark portfolios.  He has a particular affinity for non-conventional marks and using a combination of IP rights to extract maximum added value for clients.


He has successfully argued cases before the Federal courts, the Quebec Superior Court, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Copyright Board and the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris).  His most recent victories involve complex transnational patent litigation which required coordination with counsel in various other jurisdictions, including the US.


Mr. Nitoslawski is a popular, well-respected speaker and is recognized for his leading expertise in Intellectual Property in Canada’s Best Lawyers, WIPR World Leaders, IAM Patents 1000, WTR 1000, Legal Who’s Who and Lexpert.



  • LLB, BCL McGill University
  • BA McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Québec Bar
  • Bar of Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • International Trademarks Association (INTA)
  • Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI)
Article Cross-border IP Battle: Investel v SnapChat
Article Big Changes to Canada’s Licensing Landscape Following Supreme Court Decision
Article Canada’s New Copyright: The Supreme Court Redefines Fair Use and Technological Neutrality
2017 INTA Annual Meeting location location Barcelona
Prévention, gestion et réaction en matière de cybersécurité (Cybersecurity prevention, management and response) location location Montreal Palais des congrès de Montréal
Protecting Innovation Through Patents location location Toronto


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