Practice Focus and Background
Stuart practices in intellectual property law and corporate and commercial law.
His practice has a specific focus on trade-mark matters and the protection of trade-marks and trade secrets. Stuart deals directly with the procurement, licensing, and assignment of trade-marks and he focuses on litigation in all areas of intellectual property as well as trade-mark prosecution and opposition.
Prior to joining Sotos, Stuart was an active member of the Osgoode Hall Law School intellectual property community, where he served as senior editor of the IP Osgoode website and participated in the Harold G. Fox intellectual property moot. His practice benefits from his experience in computer science.
Assistant: Rose Montgomery
t: 416.977.5333 x 331
JD, Osgoode Hall Law School
Registered Trade-mark Agent
Publications and Seminars
- Speaker – “10 Questions Every Prospective Franchisee Should Ask Before they Buy” CFA The Franchise Show (October 19, 2013)
- Should you trade-mark your logo, name or both?, Sotos LLP blog (March 27, 2013)
- Marketers beware: misleading advertising claims may be on the rise, Sotos LLP blog (December 13, 2012)
- Oasis juice manufacturer wins in court, loses in court of public opinion, Sotos LLP blog (April 12, 2012)
- Anti-spam act creates harsh penalties for non-compliance, In the Know (Winter 2012)
- The need for nuanced employment non-competition covenants, In the Know (Winter 2012)
- Copyright and trade-mark rights do not transfer with assets, Sotos LLP blog (January 11, 2012)
- Unique Circumstances in Litigating Franchise Class Actions, paper presented at the Canadian Institute 12th Annual Class Actions Litigation conference, September 21-22, 2011
- New Brunswick Franchise Disclosure Documents, In the Know (Summer 2010)
- Griffin v. Dell Canada: A crack in the armour of arbitration clauses? Keeping Tabs (OBA Civil Litigation Section), Vol 18, No. 4 (June 2010)