L.E. Trent Horne
Associate Judge L.E. Trent Horne received a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Honours) from Trent University before obtaining an LL.B. from Queen’s University. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 and was certified as a specialist in all areas of intellectual property by the Law Society of Ontario in 2009.
Prior to his appointment, Associate Judge 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.
Associate Judge 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 panellist for the Fox Moot.
Associate Judge Horne is the proud father of two accomplished children and is grateful for the steadfast support of his partner and family.
He was appointed Prothonotary of the Federal Court on August 4, 2021 (the title of that office changed to Associate Judge on September 23, 2022).
Date modified: 2022-11-25