Yas Baharmast is a licensed paralegal in the province of Ontario. She has been working at Heer Law since 2016 and has over seven years of experience working in intellectual property law practices. She is pleased to be the first point of contact with the firm's existing and new clients; hers is the welcoming voice you'll hear when you call our firm.
IP Prosecution Support
Yas assists in all Canadian and U.S. trademark and patent prosecution and supports Heer Law's intellectual property litigation practice. Yas drafts trademark applications, conducts goods and services searches for trademark applications, serves as Heer Law's docket coordinator, maintains vital calendaring and management for all of Heer Law's prosecution matters, assists in all stages of domestic, foreign and international patent prosecution, and prepares reports to clients and foreign associates.
IP Litigation Support
In support of Heer Law's intellectual property litigation practice, Yas drafts all forms of court documents, assists in litigation coordination and conducts in-depth legal research for our intellectual property matters.
Small IP Claims in the Ontario Small Claims Court
If you are seeking recourse against infringers of your intellectual property in the amount of $25,000 or less, or are defending an intellectual property-related Small Claims Court action in Ontario, Yas can help. Supported by our team of intellectual property lawyers, Yas represents both plaintiffs and defendants before the Small Claims Court in small copyright and trademark matters. Unlike most lawyers, she is very familiar with the rules of Small Claims Court and Small Claims Court practice. Yas works with her clients to devise successful litigation strategies with an aim to efficient and cost-effective representation. She efficiently drafts court documents, represents clients at settlement conferences, negotiates favorable settlements, and if necessary, takes matters to and through trial.
Legal Education and Background
Yas is a graduate of George Brown College's paralegal studies program. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English translation from Tehran University.
Prior to moving to Canada, Yas worked at Raysan Patent and Trademark Agents for over five years, focusing mainly on trademark prosecution, IP clearance searching and assisting with copyright and trademark disputes in Iran. While in Iran, Yas contributed case summary reports to the Raysan blog and the International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin. Prior to joining Heer Law, she worked as a veterinary technician supporting veterinary practices in Toronto. Yas is fluent in Farsi.