Graham Hood

Graham Hood

Toronto, ON, Canada
Senior Associate, Trademark Agent, Smart & Biggar

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 cancellation proceedings and section 57 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 the firm’s leading expert 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.

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