A. Chandimal Nicholas

A. Chandimal Nicholas
Telephone: 416 860 6750
Fax: 416 360 8877

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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Chandimal Nicholas is a counsel in the Intellectual Property Group. He is also a Registered Trademark Agent.

Chandimal advises clients in all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on patents and trademarks. He regularly provides guidance to clients and drafts opinions on patent and trademark issues, namely relating to infringement, validity, patentability/registrability, enforcement and freedom to operate. Chandimal also has experience advising clients with issues relating to protection of copyright (mostly in the context of software), confidential information, trade secrets and domain names (including acquisition, transfers and enforcement). He has also provided his expertise to assist in the completion of corporate transactions by advising on intellectual property and regulatory issues.

Chandimal has extensive experience in Intellectual Property litigation. He has appeared and advocated for clients before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal. The majority of Chandimal's litigation experience has been gained in the high-stakes world of patent litigation under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations as well as in patent infringement actions and in trademark oppositions. Chandimal also has experience litigating commercial cases.

Chandimal regularly assists and advises clients with regulatory issues in the food, pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic and natural health products industries. Chandimal has guided clients through a variety of regulatory requirements of these industries.  He regularly provides opinions regarding requirements for licensing, safety standards, WHMIS protocols, labeling form and content and packaging. He has also consulted and communicated with the regulators on behalf of clients in order to provide better guidance and, when necessary, to advocate for a client's position to the regulators.

Chandimal joined Cassels Brock after experience working both in the Intellectual Property group at a large full-service firm and at an Intellectual Property boutique firm.


University of Toronto, J.D., 2005

University of Ottawa, B.Sc. (Honours) (Magna Cum Laude), 2002

Recent Work

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Commercial Importers of Food into Canada Now Require Import Licence

Amendments to Canada's Trademarks Act to Come Into Force June 2019

NAFTA Reintroduced as USMCA: What You Need to Know

Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events

Cassels Brock Hosts Global Cannabis Conference with Eight Capital

Chandimal Nicholas Speaking on "The Regulatory Journey to Legalizing Cannabis Edibles"

Call to the bar

Ontario, 2006


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Advocate's Society
  • Canadian Association of Professionals in Regulatory Affairs
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada


Copyright & Entertainment
Intellectual Property
International Trade
Life Sciences