IPIC Member Trent Horne Appointed as Prothonotary of the Federal Court
IPIC wishes to extend its sincere congratulations to our member Trent Horne on his appointment to Prothonotary of the Federal Court. The announcement was made late last week by the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Throughout his membership Trent has served as Chair of IPIC’s Intervention Committee, a member of both IPIC’s Litigation Committee and IPIC’s Copyright Policy Committee and provided invaluable insight and contributions to IPIC and to the IP profession.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Prothonotary Horne was a partner with the law firm Aird & Berlis LLP, where he practised intellectual property litigation. While in private practice, he appeared as lead counsel in a wide range of intellectual property matters at the tribunal, trial and appellate level. He has been recognized by a number of directories, including Chambers Global, the Canadian Legal Lexpert directory, IAM Patent 1000, and World Trademark Review 1000. He has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Prothonotary Horne has published widely on Federal Court practice and procedure, intellectual property, and advocacy. He is a contributing author to Federal Courts of Canada Service and Canadian Federal Courts Practice and was a regular contributor to the Supreme Court Law Review. He has also been a frequent speaker on intellectual property and advocacy issues. His contributions to the legal profession include serving as an active member on committees for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. He also served on the Federal Courts Rules Committee, and was a regular panelist for the Fox Moot.
(Credit: Department of Justice Canada - News Release - August 6, 2021)