Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer
Owing to his background in both business and science, Malcolm understands the strategic value of intellectual property and possesses a keen ability to grasp technical details.
Malcolm works with clients to assert and enforce their intellectual property rights and resolve associated disputes in the manner that best supports their business objectives. His litigation practice encompasses patent, trademark and copyright matters, and he also assists with obtaining trademark registrations.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Malcolm assists clients with patent, trademark and copyright disputes in the Federal and Ontario Courts. He also works frequently with clients during pre-litigation, which may involve sending and responding to cease and desist letters and negotiating favourable settlement prior to the start of legal proceedings.
Trademarks and Branding
Malcolm assists clients with obtaining and enforcing trademark rights, including clearance searches and registrability opinions as well as expungement and opposition proceedings. He has experience in trademark matters relating to a variety of industries, including retail goods, computer software, pharmaceuticals, financial services and food and beverages.
Past Legal Employment
Malcolm summered and articled at the Toronto office of a national boutique IP law firm and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020.
Malcolm graduated with a combined JD/MBA from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management. During his studies, he volunteered with the Ontario Health Professions Appeal and Review Board through Pro Bono Students Canada. He also participated in several case competitions at Rotman, where his team placed as finalists in management consulting and equity research competitions.
Pre-Law EducationMalcolm holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Chemistry from the University of Alberta, where he received multiple undergraduate research awards from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He also holds a Master of Science in Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology from the University of Toronto, where his research on cellular signal transduction was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.