Shane Hardy: Lawyer with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Shane Hardy

Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416 869 5384

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Practice Areas

  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Automotive
  • Life Sciences
  • Copyright & Entertainment
  • Intellectual Property
Law SchoolDalhousie University, LL.B., 2000
Admitted2002, Ontario

Shane Hardy's extensive trade-mark practice has seen him act as counsel to a wide range of Canadian and international intellectual property (IP) rights holders and has allowed him to assist in the protection and enforcement of some of the world's most famous trade-marks. Shane's IP practice has also involved the protection and enforcement of copyrights, patents and trade secrets. Shane is frequently retained to assist non-IP lawyers in defence of IP infringement claims. In that regard, Shane recently assisted counsel in Durham Region to successfully defend a long-standing client against an injunction motion. This co-operative and team based approach yields tremendous value and is representative of Shane's client focused approach to the delivery of legal services.

Shane's experience includes:

· Prosecution of trade-mark applications as a Registered Trade-mark Agent

· Acting for clients in respect of trade-mark oppositions and cancellation proceedings

· Providing opinions to domestic and international clients on trade-mark availability and registrability

· Conducting litigation risk and strategy opinions

· Obtaining, enforcing and licensing intellectual property rights on behalf of well known international retailers, educational service providers, colleges and universities

· Acting as litigation counsel in confidential information, copyright, trade-mark and patent actions in the Ontario and Federal Courts

Shane was Chair of the Dalhousie University Student's Union and graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2000. Shane was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2002.


· Registered Trade-Mark Agent

· WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2012)


· American Bar Association

· Canadian Bar Association

· International Trademark Association

· Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

· Ontario Bar Association

· Toronto Intellectual Property Group

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Canada's Proposed Combating Counterfeit Products Act - A First Step in the Right Direction

A Sound Decision: CIPO Announces That It Will Accept Applications for the Registration of Sound Marks


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Canada's New Trademarks Act: What it Means for You
Shane Hardy,Steven Kennedy,Stephen I. Selznick, July 3, 2014
As reported in our previous e-lert, the Parliament of Canada passed Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 on June 19, 2014. This has been a much anticipated omnibus bill, which introduces sweeping changes to Canadian trademark law.
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Shane Hardy

40 King Street West
TorontoON M5H 3C2


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