Graham Hood
Senior Associate, Toronto
Barrister and Solicitor,
Trademark Agent


Phone: 416.593.5514
Fax: 416.591.1690
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Ontario Bar 2012
  • Queen's University B.A.H. 2007
  • Queen's University M.P.A. 2008
  • University of Ottawa J.D. (Law and Technology) 2011
  • Registered Trademark Agent 2013

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.

Copyright & Media
IP Crime
Domain Names & Internet Law
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Licensing & IP Transactions
Marketing & Advertising

Randy River Inc v Mint Accessories Inc, CV-17-579497, January 22, 2018 — Successfully represented Plaintiff in action for trademark infringement and breach of contract, resulting in Defendant being permanently enjoined from continuing to infringe Plaintiff’s trademark rights. The Plaintiff was also awarded over $70,000 in compensatory damages, $50,000 in punitive damages and $60,000 in legal fees, on a substantial indemnity scale.

Randy River Inc v Mint Accessories Inc, CV-17-579497, October 30, 2017 — Successfully represented Plaintiff in trademark infringement and breach of contract action, resulting in Defendant being enjoined by issuance of pre-trial interim and interlocutory injunction. The Plaintiff was also awarded $10,000 in legal fees.


  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Speaking engagements

  • Panellist, Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) Annual Conference, University of Toronto Law School, Toronto, Ontario, March 4, 2019
  • "Resources: Industry, Agencies & Organizations." panel discussion at the 23rd Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference, Toronto, October 5, 2018
  • Keynote speaker, Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN) Annual General Meeting, Toronto, October 3, 2018



  • Interviewed on the subject of Canadian copyright law and music on 610CKTB’s “Tim Denis in the Morning” on September 28, 2015.

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