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Rob Aske

Partner

Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2

+1.902.420.3310

+1.902.420.1417

raske@stewartmckelvey.com

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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1993

Legal Assistant(s): Andrea Drake, Kate Bark

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Rob has a diverse commercial practice, with emphasis on transactions relating to technology, intellectual property (including trademark prosecution), entertainment, computing, privacy and advertising. 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.

Education & Career

Education

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

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Director, Screen Nova Scotia
Part-time faculty member teaching Entertainment Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2013 – 2015
Director, Atlantic Film Festival Association, 2007 – 2012
Director, ICE Media Awards Association, 2002 –  2006

Accolades

Best Lawyers: Entertainment Law, 2009 – 2020
Best Lawyers: Technology Law, 2009 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Computer and IT Law, 2019 – 2018, 2016 – 2012
Lexpert rating: Entertainment Law, 2020 – 2018, 2009 – 2008
Lexpert rating: Intellectual Property Law, 2020 – 2018, 2016 – 2015
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

Presentations

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

 
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