Intellectual Property

Kerry advises on the protection of intellectual property, including trademark registration, and has experience analyzing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of intellectual property agreements. He also provides legal advice on all facets of advertising, technology and entertainment law.

Services include negotiation, analysis, drafting and advice concerning:

  • Intellectual property exploitation, development, licensing and transfer
  • Trademark and copyright registration
  • Advertising, promotional contests and consumer protection law
  • Terms of use and privacy policies
  • Errors and omissions insurance

Corporate & Commercial

Kerry provides legal advice on business issues that affect entrepreneurs working in the creative space. He has experience analyzing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial transaction agreements. His experience also includes business finance and mergers & acquisitions.

Services include negotiation, analysis, drafting and advice concerning:

  • Service, production, distribution and reseller agreements
  • Incorporation, corporate organization and maintenance
  • Shareholder, partnership and commercial lease agreements
  • Business structure and development
  • Finance, mergers & acquisitions

Employment

For employers, the information and cultural industries can present numerous challenges in terms of human resources including frequent turnover, use of freelance talent and rapid expansion. Kerry’s experience in employment law allows him to advise businesses on the full spectrum of related legal issues.

Services include negotiation, analysis, drafting and advice concerning:

  • Employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation covenants
  • Employee incentive and discipline
  • Bonus and stock option plans
  • Workplace policies

Education & Professional

Kerry is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (2003), the Barreau du Québec (2006) and is a registered trademark agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (2012). He holds a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Mount Allison University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick.