Alison Hayman is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. She is also a Registered Trademark Agent.
Alison advises clients on the protection, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property, with a focus on trademarks. She manages the Canadian and international trademark portfolios of a wide of range of businesses, including retailers, universities, sports leagues and fashion brands. She regularly provides opinions on the availability of new trademarks and helps clients register marks around the world. She also advises on infringement matters and conducts trademark opposition proceedings before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s Opposition Board.
Alison also assists with the protection of copyright, confidential information and trade secrets. She frequently advises on ownership, assignment and confidentiality provisions in employment and independent contractor agreements. Her practice also includes advising on mergers & acquisitions, corporate re-organizations and other corporate transactions involving intellectual property, particularly in the technology sector.