Kwan T. Loh
Counsel, Vancouver
Barrister and Solicitor,
Trademark Agent


Phone: 604.682.7780
Fax: 604.682.0274
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Ontario Bar, 2007
British Columbia Bar, 2010
  • University of British Columbia, B.Sc. Hons. (Physiology), 2002
  • University of British Columbia, LL.B., 2006
  • Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2008

Kwan Loh has over 10 years of experience handling a wide range of matters across the trademark life cycle, including clearance, prosecution and enforcement. He is valued for providing highly practical advice based not only upon the law, but also strategic considerations that are unique to every client’s case.

As a solicitor, Kwan focuses on trademark clearance, filing and prosecuting trademark applications with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, and trademark portfolio strategy and management in Canada and around the world. He also advises on IP-related contracts including licenses, assignments and other commercial agreements. 

As a litigator, Kwan is experienced in handling complex trademark disputes, including appearances before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal on trademark infringement, descriptiveness and genericism claims, and matters of confusion arising from the use and registration of foreign language trademarks in Canada. He also appears regularly before the Trademarks Office on trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.  

Kwan’s litigation experience synergizes with his role as a solicitor by allowing him to proactively identify and advise on potential points of contention for his clients. Additionally, his experience across the spectrum of trademark law allows Kwan to strategically negotiate settlements for his clients that provide business certainty.

Throughout his career, Kwan has worked to protect and enforce some of the world’s most valuable brands. The clients he has worked with come from a wide variety of fields, including high-tech companies, internet companies, industrial manufacturers, online retailers, food and beverage companies, automobile manufacturers, and hospitality companies, and from a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from local start-up companies to multinational conglomerates.

Kwan’s fluency in Mandarin and ability to converse in Cantonese are particular assets to his clients, especially in the internationally-driven business community of the modern era.

IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Licensing & IP Transactions
Domain Names & Internet Law
IP Crime
Software/Information Technologies
Marketing & Advertising


  • Past Chair, IP & Technology Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch
  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Committee Member, International Trademark Association, Canadian Intellectual Property Office Practices Subcommittee

Teaching activities

  • Guest lecturer on intellectual property topics, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), 2011 to 2013

Speaking engagements

    • "Safeguard Your Business and Create Value - Why IP Matters for Technology Companies" (with Jonas Gifford and Matthew Leaper), BC Tech Association, Vancouver, March 7, 2019


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