Rob Aske

Partner

“Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous”
- Pericles
Rob has a diverse commercial practice, with emphasis on transactions relating to technology, intellectual property (including trademark prosecution), entertainment, computing, privacy and advertising.

Representative matters

Some examples of how Rob has helped his clients include:
  • Joint ventures, complex commercial projects and co-productions.
  • Film, television, video game and other entertainment related productions.
  • Project and production financing.
  • Trademark prosecution and licensing (applications and registration).
  • Due diligence in intellectual property transactions.
  • Rights clearance including errors and omissions clearance for film and television and other media properties.
  • Content review for defamation.
  • Talent agreements.
  • Copyright protection and registration.
  • Intellectual property infringement advice and claims/defense.
  • Privacy advice under federal and provincial laws.
  • Advertising content review.

AREAS OF PRACTICE 

  • Commercial
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Trademark
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Franchising
  • Privacy
  • Copyright
  • Owner Managed Business

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Nova Scotia, 1993

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1992
Queen’s University, B.Sc., 1986

ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Part-time faculty member teaching Entertainment Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • Director, Atlantic Film Festival Association, 2007-2012
  • Director, ICE Media Awards Association, 2002-2006

LANGUAGE(S)

English

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

BV Distinguished®

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • Best Lawyers: Entertainment Law, 2009-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Technology Law, 2009-2018

Presentations

  • Frequent seminar instructor on contracts, intellectual property, privacy and entertainment law.

Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.420.3310
F 902.420.1417

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Andrea Drake

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