John Simpson

John Simpson

John Simpson is the Principal of Shift Law, a Toronto based intellectual property law firm. He is a registered trademark agent and a litigator who acts on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in litigation relating to trademarks, copyright, personality rights and confidential information. He is recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law: Trademarks/Copyright. He can be reached by email.

IP strategy is a start but misses the mark on trademarks

Back in April, the federal government committed $85.3 million over five years “to help Canadian businesses, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators understand, protect and access intellectual property through a comprehensive IP Strategy.”

The green rush to register cannabis trademarks

The so-called “green rush” to profit from the recreational cannabis industry has been generating a lot of excitement — and professional billings — lately.