Kamleh Nicola is a partner at Marks & Clerk and Co-Head of the firm’s Litigation practice in Canada. Her intellectual property litigation practice centers around patent, trademark and copyright disputes. Though her client base is broad scoped, she specializes in Health and Life Sciences, working with domestic and multinational pharmaceutical, biopharma and medtech organizations.
Kamleh thrives in complex contentious situations and is adept at handling legal cases across multiple jurisdictions. She is well-known for her ability to understand her clients’ risk profiles and business goals and stay focused throughout, from planning the case strategy to resolution. Prized for her extensive knowledge of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and the Food and Drugs Act, Kamleh a highly regarded advisor on issues involving patent linkage regimes, as well as health regulatory and compliance matters. She also advises on transactional and post-acquisition integration.
Prior to joining Marks & Clerk, Kamleh was a partner at two other top-tier Canadian law firms where she represented clients on many intellectual property legal matters including patent impeachment and infringement, inventorship disputes, Notice of Compliance proceedings, trademark and copyright infringement, health regulatory, compliance and licensing disputes. She has authored, and co-authored, many publications on IP regulatory and compliance subjects ranging from compulsory licencing to court proceedings going viral and is a frequent presenter at legal and industry events, at home and abroad.
Kamleh is the recipient of many professional awards and recognitions including:
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Kamleh’s passion for client care excellence is evidenced by the strong business relationships she has built and nurtured throughout her career. Kamleh is also a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion. She demonstrates strong leadership and mentoring skills and empowers the people around her to be their best authentic selves.
Kamleh is a believer in giving back to the legal community and is, or has been involved in the following:
A self professed sports enthusiast, Kamleh is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.