Graham Hood > Smart & Biggar > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Smart & Biggar
1100-150
York Street
TORONTO, ON, M5H 3S5
Canada

Work Department

Trademarks; IP Crime & Anti-Counterfeiting

Position

Principal

Career

Graham is a Principal in the firm’s Toronto office whose practice spans all aspects of trademark counselling, prosecution and litigation. He works with brand owners to build and protect their brands and reputations through trademark clearances and prosecution, as well as opposition proceedings, section 45 cancellation proceedings and section 57 expungement proceedings. He also sits on the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Networks Steering Committee as the firm’s representative and is the Chair of the CACN’s IPR Enforcement Working Group, a small group of lawyers and legal organizations that meet regularly with federal government and law enforcement officials to discuss Canada’s IP strategy and potential reforms to its IP laws and policies.

Graham’s litigation practice covers both the Federal and provincial courts, and extends to actions and summary applications for passing off, trademark and trade-dress infringement, depreciation of goodwill and the sale, distribution and advertisement of counterfeit goods. He also has considerable experience protecting brand owner’s marks online, including across a variety of social media platforms, and has worked with clients to manage and monetize their trademark portfolios through acquisitions, assignments, and licensing and merchandising arrangements.

Graham was named a rising star for trademarks from 2019 to 2021 by Euromoney LMG Expert Guides, a “WIPR Leader” by World IP Review Leaders, and a “World Leading Trademark Professional” for Anti-counterfeiting and Enforcement & Litigation by World Trademark Review. .

Memberships

  • Member, International Trademark Association; member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (2016-2021); member of the Unreal Campaign Committee (2022-2023)
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Education

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

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Graham Hood – Smart & Biggar