Kwan T Loh

Counsel at Smart & Biggar

Throughout his career, Kwan T Loh has worked to protect and enforce some of the world’s most valuable brands. Known for his attention to detail, thoughtfulness and collaborative approach, Mr Loh provides practical trademark advice based not only upon the law, but also on broader strategic business considerations that are unique to each client.

In his trademark prosecution practice, Mr Loh handles a wide range of matters across the trademark lifecycle. Additionally, drawing on more than 10 years of litigation experience, he is able to proactively identify and counsel on potential points of contention, mitigating risks and unnecessary costs for his clients.

As a solicitor, Mr Loh focuses on trademark clearance, filing and prosecuting trademark applications with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and trademark portfolio strategy and management in Canada and around the world. He also advises on IP-related contracts including licences, assignments and other commercial agreements.

In litigation, Mr Loh is experienced in handling complex trademark disputes, including appearances before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal on trademark infringement, descriptiveness and genericism claims, and matters of confusion relating to foreign language trademarks in Canada. He also has a successful track record appearing before CIPO on trademark opposition and summary cancellation proceedings.

His clients span a wide variety of fields, including high-tech companies, internet companies, industrial manufacturers, online retailers, food and beverage companies, financial institutions, and hospitality companies, and from a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from local start-up companies to multinational conglomerates.

Professional associations

  • CBA
  • INTA
  • IPIC

Firm details

Smart & Biggar
1055 West Georgia Street
Suite 2300
Vancouver BC V6E 3P3

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