Nathan Fan

Nathan is a Registered Trade-mark Agent in Canada and an associate lawyer at Sim & McBurney and Sim Ashton & McKay LLP. His practice covers a wide range of intellectual property matters and related areas, including copyright, trade-marks, patents, industrial designs, domain names and packaging/labelling matters. His practice also extends to corporate and commercial matters.

Nathan has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Trade-marks Opposition Board. Nathan has experience with the clearance, prosecution and registration of trade-marks and related trade-mark opposition and cancellation proceedings. He also provides strategic advice and implements enforcement strategies for a range of domestic and international IP rights holders.

While attending law school, Nathan was an active member in the Osgoode IP community, where he served as a senior editor of the IP Osgoode website and as a research assistant to the Director of IP Osgoode. He also participated in the Harold G. Fox IP Moot where he was the recipient of the Gordon F. Henderson award for best factum writer.

Outside of the office, Nathan can be found enjoying the local offerings of Toronto or travelling abroad to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of other parts of the world. As a devotee to good music, Nathan is often exploring new music and live shows or making his own noise and tinkering in his home studio. Nathan also likes to keep fit by running and engaging in outdoor sports and activities.

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Contact Information

T. 416-849-8425 E. F. 416-595-1163

Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar of Ontario (2012)
Registered Trade-mark Agent, Canada (2013)
Entitled to practice before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court of Canada

Education

B.Sc., Joint Honours Biology and Political Science, University of Waterloo (2008)
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School (2011)

Professional Associations

Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
The Advocates’ Society
Toronto Intellectual Property Group