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, the firm's intellectual property law bulletin, and is a member of the firm’s Social Media Business Development Committee.
- Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- "Trademark Law and Regulation," (co-authors: Daniel Davies, Jennifer Ponton), Lexis Practice Advisor Canada, September 2016
- "The top ten reasons to register your brand in Canada. Now!" IP Update — Canada, July 14, 2016; Lexology, July 14, 2016; Mondaq, July 15, 2016
- "Proving use in Canadian trademark cancellation proceedings: Registrant discovers that “ancillary services principle” has its limits, as registered services held not to have been performed in Canada," IP Update — Canada, March 1, 2016; Lexology, March 1, 2016; Mondaq, March 1, 2016; International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, March 28, 2016
- Quoted in the article "Canadian copyright law 'remarkably complex'", which appeared in CBC News on September 24, 2015
- "Protecting your brand outside Canada: What Canadian brand owners need to know about the Madrid international trademark filing system," IP Update — Canada, September 16, 2015
- "Are you being served?: The noteworthy differences between proving “use” of a service mark in Canada and the U.S.," IP Update — Canada, April 30, 2015; Lexology, April 30, 2015; Mondaq, April 30, 2015; CCCA Members Knowledge Centre, April 2015; International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, May 18, 2015
- "Significant change for non-Canadian brand owners under the new Trademarks Act," IP Update — Canada, February 2, 2015; Lexology, February 2, 2015; Mondaq, February 2, 2015; CCCA Members Knowledge Centre, February 2015; International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, March 2, 2015
- "Federal Court confirms that compelling evidence is needed to reject marks for falsely suggesting a connection with a living individual," IP Update — Canada, August 26, 2014; Lexology, August 26, 2014; Mondaq, August 27, 2014; International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, September 8, 2014
- "Court reinforces high standard for rejecting marks based on living individual's reputation" (co-author: Mark Evans), World Trademark Review Daily, July 22, 2014
- "Famous trade marks may help to insulate an allegedly confusing trade mark from a reasonable likelihood of confusion," Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2014) 9 (9): 706-708, first published online July 9, 2014
- "Federal Court of Canada promotes a purposive interpretation of the remedial provisions of the Trademarks Act, with a view to providing greater access to relief," Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2014) 9 (8): 626-628, first published online May 23, 2014
- "Harley-Davidson may sell Screamin' Eagle clothing in association with famous house mark" (co-author: Mark Evans), World Trademark Review Daily, March 20, 2014
- "Litigants will be tickled pink: Ruling in Victoria's Secret v Thomas Pink promotes greater access to relief under Trademarks Act," IP Update — Canada, January 30, 2014; Lexology, January 30, 2014; Mondaq, January 31, 2014; CCCA Members Knowledge Centre, January 2014; International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, March 3, 2014
- "Fast-tracking Canadian trademark litigation: enforcing trademark rights through summary applications," IP Update — Canada, December 6, 2013; Lexology, December 6, 2013; Mondaq, December 9, 2013; CCCA Members Knowledge Centre, December 2013
- "More than a rubber stamp: certification marks in Canada," IP Update — Canada, October 17, 2013; International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter, October 17, 2013; Lexology, October 17, 2013; Mondaq, October 17, 2013; CCCA Members Knowledge Centre, October 2013
- "Certification marks: How Canada's trademark system allows industry to set the standard," IP Connections, May/June 2013
- "A few words on designing a trademark," IP Connections, November/December 2012
- "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: An Overview of Key Legislative Regimes Applicable to Information Technology and E-Commerce Law in Ontario," The Ontario Bar Association Institute, February 2012
- "Norwich Orders: A Remedy Adapted to the Digital World," Intellectual Property, Federated Press, Volume XVI, No. 4, December 2011