Kwan T. Loh

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Kwan Loh is an associate with the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Groups. In addition to being a lawyer, Kwan is also a registered Canadian Trade-mark Agent.

Kwan practices exclusively in intellectual property law, and regularly advises clients how to procure, protect, and enforce their intellectual property rights. In particular, he is well-versed in a wide spectrum of trade-mark matters, including the filing and prosecution of trade-mark applications in Canada, the United States and around the world, as well as the handling of trade-mark opposition and cancellation proceedings in Canada.

Kwan is also experienced in managing trade-mark portfolios for clients across multiple jurisdictions, including clearance work and prosecution strategy. As part of this work, Kwan also engages in the negotiation of licenses, assignments and other commercial agreements for clients.

In addition to handling prosecution and solicitor work, Kwan also has experience with trade-mark related disputes, and has appeared before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in trade-mark related litigation.

Kwan received his Bachelor of Science in Physiology, with Honours, from The University of British Columbia in 2002 and his Bachelor of Laws in 2006 also from UBC. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2007 and the Bar of British Columbia in 2010. Kwan is fluent in Mandarin, and conversant in Cantonese.

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Trader Joe’s trying to make Pirate Joe’s “walk the plank” in U.S. trade-mark case

In the ongoing dispute between Michael Hallatt, a Vancouver businessman, and U.S. based retailer Trader Joe’s, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the “Ninth Circuit”) has overruled the 2013 decision of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (the “District Court”) not to hear Trader Joe’s claim against … Continue Reading

Nuthin’ but a Leaf Thang – Toronto Maple Leafs take issue with Snoop Dogg’s trade-mark application for LEAFS BY SNOOP Logo

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (“MLSE”), the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, has requested an extension of time to oppose a U.S. trade-mark application filed by one Calvin Broadus – better known as Snoop Dogg (“Snoop”) – for a logo featuring the words LEAFS BY SNOOP on a leaf-shaped … Continue Reading

Back to school – Keyword advertising 101

In the 21st century, when advertising is frequently conducted via the Internet, the use of keyword advertising has become an increasingly contentious point of trade-mark law. In short, keyword advertising is a form of online advertising in which a business selects words or phrases (the “keywords”) that trigger its advertisements to appear when the user … Continue Reading