Intellectual Property Law

Welcome to the GSL Intellectual Property Law Group

Intellectual property is a valuable asset for individuals and businesses.  We help you develop, protect, and commercialize your intellectual property.  We work with you to ensure that you acquire and maintain the best legal protection the law provides. 


Ryan Smith leads our Intellectual Property Law Practice Group.  Ryan is a Lawyer and Trademark Agent and author of Intellectual Property in Commercial Transactions (Thomson Reuters).


We have considerable experience in all aspects of trademark law including application, registration, and enforcement.  We have managed worldwide trademark rights and trademark disputes.  We have also advised and managed copyright matters including registration and licensing.


Proper commercialization of intellectual property is a vital step.  We assist you with securing and exploiting intellectual property rights.  Your intellectual property assets are best protected through properly crafted agreements.  We use our understanding of intellectual property rights to draft and negotiate license and commercialization agreements. 

Practice Group Lead

Ryan K. Smith

Areas of Expertise

  • Searching, clearing, filing, and registering trademarks
  • Opinions on validity and infringement
  • Licensing
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Advising and conducting domain name registrations and disputes
  • Acquisition and registration
  • Enforcement
  • Licenses and assignments
  • Providing copyright opinions including on matters related to creation, ownership, and existence
  • Assignments and acquisitions
  • Security agreements covering intellectual property
  • Licensing (Trademark, Copyright, Patent)
  • Employment policies
  • E-commerce and website agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements

Regional Reach

We represent clients in the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Brantford, Cayuga, Simcoe, and the Greater Niagara Region.

Contact The Intellectual Property Law Group

DO NOT send confidential information to any member of George Street Law Group LLP before formally retaining the firm.