Graham Hood's 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. His experience at the Canadian Trademarks Office prior to his joining the firm is a particular asset to clients looking to defend their trademarks before the Trademarks Opposition Board.
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 licencing and merchandising arrangements.
Graham works with clients in a wide variety of industries, and has extensive experience in the apparel, CPG and consumer electronics, food and beverage, information technology and retail fields. He is also an editor of IP Update — Canada, Smart & Biggar's intellectual property law bulletin, and is a member of Smart & Biggar’s Social Media Business Development Committee.