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Victor-Opera

VICTOR N. OPARA

 

Practice Areas

Victor is a business, litigation and intellectual property lawyer, whose practice is focused on business law, litigation and intellectual property.

Experience

Victor regularly assists and advises clients in the following areas:

  • Patents, trade-marks & copyrights
  • Development & securing of goodwill and trade secrets
  • Protection of corporate and business names
  • International agreements for the sale of goods & services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures & distribution agreements
  • Licensing agreements for transfer of technology
  • Setting up of franchised systems, negotiating all aspects of franchise agreements
  • Commercial agreements and negotiations
  • Publishing agreements, assignment agreements and management agreements
  • Musical recording and production agreements
  • Character licensing, television production, and distribution issues
  • E-commerce, including online publishing, domain names & email defamation
  • Technology-related agreements, including software licenses.
  • Incorporations, contract disputes and negotiations, share and asset purchases
  • Shareholder & partnership agreements and corporate governance matters
  • Dispute resolution and conflict management:
    • Commercial litigation
    • Franchise litigation
    • Intellectual Property litigation

Professional and Community Activities

Victor is an active member of the following organizations:

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
  • The Advocates’ Society

Credentials

Victor holds the following qualifications: LL.B., and an LL.M. from the University of Toronto Law School (Concentration in Public Law and Health Law) and another LL.M. from New York University School of Law (Concentration in Corporate/Commercial Law and Intellectual Property). Victor was a Shell University Scholar for Academic Excellence 1993-1998, a University of Toronto Graduate Fellow 2001-2002, and a Graduate Editor of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 2005-2006. He was on the Dean’s Honours List throughout his LL.B. Degree years, and graduated at the top of his class. He was also the recipient of several Awards and Honours on graduation, which are too numerous to list on this page. He was a Research Assistant to Professor Kerry Rittich of the University of Toronto Law School; and a Research Assistant to Professor Eleanor Fox (the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation), New York University School of Law. Victor is a duly registered agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Contact Information

E-mail: Victor@TorontoBarristers.com

Telephone: (416) 840-5572

Fax:  (416) 782-2286

Publications

Victor has conducted legal research on a wide variety of substantive and procedural issues. He is well published in various fields of law. Some of his representative publications include:
1. ABORTION DILEMMAS IN NIGERIA (Mauritius: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010).

2. “Canadian E-Commerce Laws – 2009” in Robert Bond, ed. GETTING THE DEAL TRHOUGH E-COMMERCE 2009“ (London, UK: Law Business Research, 2008) 34-42 (co-author)

3. “Trafficking Contracts: Myth or Reality? A Re-examination of Consent in Human Trafficking” in Toyin Falola & Niyi Afolabi, eds. THE HUMAN COST OF AFRICAN MIGRATIONS (New York, NY and London, UK: Routledge, 2007) 221-258.

4. “Emerging Issues in the Trafficking of African women for Prostitution” in Toyin Falola & Niyi Afolabi, eds. THE HUMAN COST OF AFRICAN MIGRATIONS (New York, NY and London, UK: Routledge, 2007) 165-220.

5. “Consent Dilemmas: Contextualising the Trafficking of African, Asian, & Eastern European Women for Prostitution” (Oct. 2006) MIGRATION ONLINE 1-24, available at http://www.migrationonline.cz.

6. “Emerging Issues in Nigerian Abortion Jurisprudence,” in Toyin Falola & Matthew H. Heaton, eds., ENDANGERED BODIES: Women, Children and Health in Africa (Trenton, New Jersey and Asmara, Eritrea: Africa World Press, 2006) 19-74.

7. “Re-Characterizing Abortion in Nigeria: An Appraisal of the Necessity Test” (2004) 11 ILSA JOURNAL OF INT’L & COMPARATIVE LAW 143-171.

8. “Legal Issues on Mandatory Lifejackets / PFD Wear in Canada,” in Philip Groff & Jen Ghadiali, eds., WILL IT FLOAT? MANDATORY PFD WEAR LEGISLATION IN CANADA (Toronto, Ontario: SMARTRISK, 2003) 241-286.

9. “Sovereign & Diplomatic Immunity as Customary International Law: Beyond R. v. Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrates and Others, Ex Parte Pinochet Ugarte” (2003) 21 WISCONSIN INT’L LAW JOURNAL 255-297.

10. “Police Right of Audience in Nigerian Courts: Olusemo v. The Commissioner of Police Revisited” (2000) 4 NIGERIAN LAW & PRACTICE JOURNAL 92-105.

11. “The Jurisprudence of In Vitro Fertilization and Artificial Insemination” (1999) Vol. 8 No.1 STETHOSCOPE 44-50.

12. “An Appraisal of the Doctrine of Strict Responsibility under the Criminal Code” (1996) 5 THE JURIST 33-38.

13. “Judicial Review of Administrative Actions: The Biblical Perspective” (1995) 3 THE LIBERATED LAWYER 8-9.