Harleen Khanijoun

Harleen Khanijoun

AssociateGowling WLGIntellectual Property & Technology

Harleen Khanijoun is an IP lawyer and trademark agent practising primarily in trademark and patent prosecution at the Canadian-led multinational firm of Gowling WLG. Called in New York and experienced with the particular needs of innovators and entrepreneurs, whether start ups or multinational enterprises, Harleen helps clients strategically plan and protect their intellectual property, globally.

Harleen Khanijoun is an associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office. She delivers strategic patent and trademark advice to protect her clients' intellectual property assets.

Advocating for multinational corporations and startup entrepreneurs, Harleen provides trademark clearance and patentability opinions, manages the prosecution of patent and trademark applications in Canada and across borders, and advises on the transfer of intellectual property rights. Harleen is also experienced in related matters, such as industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets, licensing and advertising review.

After moving from Alabama, Harleen became licensed to practice law in Ontario and New York. She holds an honours biomedical engineering degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and law degrees from the University of Alabama and the University of Toronto. Active in the community, she frequently presents at innovation events and universities, as well as to entrepreneurs.


  • University of Toronto, LL.M., 2012
  • University of Alabama, J.D.
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, BSBME (Hons)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2013
  • New York, 2009

Awards & Honours

  • Fellow at University of Toronto, Centre for Innovation Law and Policy


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada ("IPIC")
  • American Intellectual Property Law Institute
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group
  • New York Bar Association