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Kaleigh Zimmerman is a lawyer and trademark agent with a broad and growing intellectual property (IP) practice. While her focus is on trademarks and branding, she also advises on matters relating to copyright and digital media. Kaleigh is also involved in the review and valuation of IP portfolios in connection with commercial transactions. Assisting clients in a range of industries, she has particular industry knowledge in the media and communications, and technology sectors.

As a registered trademark agent, Kaleigh is largely engaged in the filing and prosecution of trademark applications. She also assists startups and entrepreneurs, as well as mid-size and emerging companies with the protection of domestic and international trademark portfolios.

Kaleigh provides advice to businesses on intellectual property rights relating to employees and consultants, and also assists with preparing and commenting on non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality agreements.

Kaleigh is actively involved in IP-related organizations as a committee member with the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the IP Transaction Committee of the Canadian Bar Association.
Prior to her call to the bar, Kaleigh worked in business development and marketing for law firms.



Speaking Engagements

Get Your Game On: Intellectual Property Rights and Video Games Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

May 11, 2021

Moderator: “CBA Intellectual Property Online Symposium,” The Canadian Bar Association

May 20, 2021

Speaker: “The CBA Transactional IP Committee Meeting and Presentation,” The Canadians Bar Association

April 15, 2021

THINK TANK live - Building Across Boundaries

Mar 4, 2021

Community Involvement

  • Quizmaster during INTA’s event in Toronto “Changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act: Surviving the first three months” – “Nice, Madrid, Singapore: Just great holiday destinations or something more?”, hosted at Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Spoke during the Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) annual conference for the University of Toronto on “Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Industry”; Panel Discussion with Melanie Sweras (Bereskin & Parr) and Graham Hood (Smart & Biggar)
  • Moderator of Panel for Junior Marketing and Business Development Professionals; LMANext: Legal Marketing Association – Program: “LMANext: AMA”

Directorships & Affiliations

  • IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada) – Young Practitioners Committee, Publications Subcommittee
  • OBA (Ontario Bar Association) – IP Transaction Committee
  • INTA (International Trademarks Association) – Young Practitioners Committee, Awards and Fellowships Subcommittee
  • Young Women in Law (YWL) – Events and Sponsorship Committee
  • TIPG (Toronto Intellectual Property Group)
  • TLA (Toronto Lawyers Association)

Education & Admissions

2019
Called to the Ontario bar
2013
LLB (Honours)BPP University
2010
BA (Honours)University of Western Ontario

Publications

Insights (9 Posts)

Featured Insight

Protection of Virtual Goods Through Tokenized Technology

Real world brands are increasingly looking to NFTs and virtual online presences as the next frontier to market their products.

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Nov 17, 2021
Featured Insight

A Tale of [NORSTEEL in] Two Cities

The recent decision in Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. v. Toti Holdings Inc. highlights the importance of trademark clearance searching for businesses.

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Nov 10, 2021
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NFTs and Canadian Copyright Law

This bulletin discusses the copyright considerations regarding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) under Canadian copyright law.

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Aug 31, 2021
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Registering Copyrights as They Arise May Improve Chances of Future Success at Trial

Companies consider registering copyright as a potential dispute arises, but recent case law shows this may not be the best course of action to enforce IP rights

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Jun 21, 2021
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COVID-19: Expedited Examination of Canadian Trademark Applications

CIPO is now taking requests to expedite the examination of Canadian trademark applications related to COVID-19 goods and services.

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Dec 16, 2020
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Clorox v Chloretec: The Application of Vavilov in the Trademarks Context

The Federal Court of Appeal confirms the application of the appellate standard of review framework to trademark opposition board decisions.

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Jul 23, 2020
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9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Protect Your Franchise System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips to help franchisors mitigate risks that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future emergency business interruptions

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May 13, 2020
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Implied Trademark Licenses: A Case Study

When will a trademark license granted from one party to another be implied?  The Federal Court in the Core Consultants Realty[1] decision (“Core Consultants”) recently had an opportunity to revisit this question.

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Apr 12, 2020
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COVID-19: Seeking Court Relief Regarding the Disease of Trademark Infringement

This article addresses challenges in using Canada's courts to deal with trademark infringement matters during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Mar 26, 2020