Peter Henein

Member

Toronto

(416) 639-6677

(416) 361-1405

Recent News:

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in Canada

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has selected three Cozen O’Connor lawyers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Peter focuses on intellectual property (including trademark, copyright, and entertainment matters), product liability, and commercial litigation. He represents a wide variety of clients including Canadian, U.S. and international intellectual property rights holders, trade associations, film and television producers, franchisors, certification bodies, and manufacturers and distributors around the world in a variety of industries.

Peter frequently acts for clients in trademark, copyright, industrial design, patent, and entertainment law disputes in the Federal Court of Canada as well as the provincial courts of Ontario and British Columbia. He has represented copyright collectives before the Copyright Board of Canada, the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Peter represents numerous manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and specialty insurers in product liability claims, including multi-district class actions. He provides risk management and recall advice for a diverse range of manufacturers and distributors in different sectors, including auto and medical device products, and assists corporate clients with risk management issues and shareholder disputes.

Peter is a fierce litigator and an active member of The Advocates’ Society, which was established to ensure the presence of a courageous and independent bar and the maintenance of the role of the advocate in the administration of justice. Peter is a regular skills instructor for The Advocates’ Society, speaks regularly on a variety of IP and litigation topics, and is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute.

Peter has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star: Intellectual Property” and by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star,” as well as by Best Lawyers in Canada for Product Liability and Entertainment Law. He is also noted in WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals as "supremely comfortable in the courtroom." 

Peter earned his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from University of Toronto and his LL.B. from Western University.

News

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in Canada

August 26, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has selected three Cozen O’Connor lawyers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Cozen O’Connor Expands International Offices with Strategic Additions in Vancouver and Toronto

June 14, 2021

The new additions will further expand the firm’s North American Intellectual Property, Securities Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations, Product Liability, and Commercial Litigation practices.

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Education

  • University of Toronto, B.A., with distinction, 1994

Awards & Honors

Benchmark Litigation (Class Action, Intellectual Property, Product Liability)

Best Lawyers in Canada (Product Liability, Entertainment)

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star

WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

 

  • British Columbia
  • Ontario

Advocates’ Society (Member at large, frequent contributor and trainer, and former leadership positions on various committees)

Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)

International Trademark Association (INTA), Member-at-Large

Defense Research Institute (DRI), Committee member and former seminar chair for Intellectual Property Committee, Committee member and Marketing Chair for Product Liability Committee, International Special Law Group 

Canada Bar Association / Ontario Bar Association