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Graham Hood

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Graham Hood

Senior Associate
  • Smart & Biggar LLP
Barrister and Solicitor
  • Trademark Agent

Skilled trademark lawyer helps brand owners protect, manage and monetize trademark portfolios

A highly experienced trademark lawyer, Graham’s counsel is sought after by brand owners focused on building and protecting their brands and reputations through efficient trademark clearance and prosecution. He regularly advises clients on effective strategies to manage and monetize their trademark portfolios and has successfully enforced clients’ trademark rights in Canada’s Federal and provincial courts.

Graham’s practice spans all aspects of trademark counselling, prosecution and litigation. He counsels brand owners through trademark selection, clearance and prosecution, as well as opposition proceedings, section 45 non-use, cancellation proceedings and invalidity expungement proceedings. His previous experience at the Canadian Trademarks Office benefits clients looking to defend their trademark applications and registrations before the Trademarks Opposition Board.

Graham counsels many famous brand owners, from leading professional sports teams to popular social media platforms to renowned consumer electronic companies to famous fashion houses, in the enforcement and protection of their IP rights in Canada.

Seasoned litigator and expert counsel for IP crime and anti-counterfeiting matters

Graham's litigation practice covers both the Federal and the provincial courts and extends to actions and summary applications for passing off, trademark and trade dress infringement, depreciation of goodwill and the importation, distribution, marketing and sale of counterfeit goods.

As one of the firm’s leading experts in anti-counterfeiting, Graham is also experienced in protecting brand owner’s marks both online, across online marketplaces and social media platforms, and at Canada’s borders, working closely with the Canada Border Services Agency to enforce clients’ trademarks and copyrights and prevent the importation of counterfeit goods and pirated works.

He sits on the Steering Committee of the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network, and is a member of the Canadian Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association’s Anticounterfeiting Committee.

  • News
  • Speaking
  • Industry Involvement
  • In the Media
  • Presenter, “Trademark Considerations for ‘Ganjapreneurs’”, Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) Annual Conference, University of Toronto Law School, Toronto, Ontario, March 4, 2019
  • Panelist, “Resources: Industry, Agencies & Organizations”, 23rd Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 5, 2018
  • Keynote speaker, “Deconstructing NAFTA 2.0”, Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN) Annual General Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, October 3, 2018
  • Presenter, “How to Protect Your Designs: Legal Protection in the Fields of Fashion, Graphic & Interior Design”, Ryerson Communication and Design Conference, Toronto, Ontario, March 3, 2017

Memberships

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association