Trademark lawyer and trusted advocate
Reagan employs his legal knowledge and expertise to advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property law issues.
With a focus on litigation and trademarks, Reagan’s practice serves companies of all sizes, from local start-ups to multinational corporations, to develop strong trademark portfolios that protect and strengthen the value of brands.
Reagan advises clients throughout the trademark life cycle, performing trademark clearance searches, providing availability opinions, preparing and filing trademark applications, and prosecuting trademark applications before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. He is also practiced in all steps of litigation, including collecting evidence and drafting written submissions to the Federal Court.
A track record for excellence and a foundation in civil service
As a former director in the civil service Reagan was involved in major constitutional files before the Supreme Court of Canada, the passage of over 30 pieces of new or amended legislation, and the management of stakeholder relations on a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of public infrastructure assets. In this role he was recognized with the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Reagan is the former editor-in-chief of the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, the author of numerous published works and the recipient of more than a dozen awards, including in intellectual property and administrative law.
During his final term of law school, Reagan clerked at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax.
- Industry Involvement
- In the Media
- Clerk, The 13th Annual Harold G. Fox IP Moot, virtual, February 19-20, 2021
- “Infra-instructure,” keynote, Building Owners & Managers Association luncheon, 2017
- “The Paradox of Corporate Social Responsibility,” University of Saskatchewan Graduate Research Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, 2014
- “Boundedly-Rational Motivators: Why Canada Lacks a Climate Change Policy,” Prairie Political Science Association Annual Conference, Banff, AB, 2013
- “An Entitlements Approach to Coercion: A Case for Unilateral Border Control,” Dalhousie University 8th Annual Graduate Symposium, Halifax, NS, 2013
- Vice-Chair, IPIC Communications Committee
- Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
- “Brand Licensing Trademark Troll Loses Registration after Appropriating Well-Known Mark”, (co-author: Daniel Anthony), The Licensing Journal, Vol. 42, No. 7, August 2022
- “No Place on Earth: new IP case maps out why geographical names cannot be registrable trademarks”, (co-author: Christian Bolduc), Lexpert Legal Insights, July 18, 2022
- “Trademark troll loses registration after appropriating well-known mark”, (co-author: Daniel Anthony), World Trademark Review, June 21, 2022
- “Can Treaty Rights Protect Intellectual Property?”, (co-author: Marcel van der Sluis), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, June 10, 2022
- “Intangible Justice? Intellectual Property Disputes and Small Claims Courts”, (co-author: Anthony Rosborough), Queen’s Law Journal, vol. 47.2, May 27, 2022
- “Where Will Intellectual Property Fit into Elon's Twitter?”, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada,
May 4, 2022
- “Constitutionalized Rights to Indigenous Intellectual Property”, Canadian Intellectual Property Review, vol 35, 2020
- “Legal Essays: A Checklist”, (co-author: Sarah MacLeod), Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, vol 29, pp. 1–10, 2020