Shift Law is a leading Canadian intellectual property (IP) law firm. Since 2011, we have combined our expertise in trademark and copyright law and IP litigation with a fierce commitment to providing great service and doing great work within your budget. We believe in treating your IP issues like they’re our own.
By practicing exclusively in the area of IP law, we stick to what we do best, which includes representing clients in trademark and copyright disputes, advising and assisting clients in trademark clearance and trademark registration, and drafting and negotiating IP agreements.
Our lawyers and trademark agents practice before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), and before all levels of court in Canada.
We have served diverse clients, from individuals to multi-national corporations across various industries.
If you have an IP issue and you are looking for legal assistance, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
We acted for the successful appellant in this appeal from an interlocutory injunction order in a trademark infringement and passing off action in the Ontario Superior Court. The three Divisional Court..READ MORE
We successfully defended a motion for an interlocutory injunction in a copyright infringement case in the Federal Court...READ MORE
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We are honoured to recommend the services of John Simpson for all things relating to intellectual property, especially trademark litigation. John is a highly capable, measured, and supremely competent lawyer… John did a masterful job for us and I’m sure he will for you as well.
I HIGHLY recommend John and his team for any intellectual property needs that you might have. John is talented, wicked smart, and generous with his time. They are truly a forward-thinking, forward-moving law firm.
Shift Law represented us against a large Bay Street firm in a business-critical trademark litigation suit. They outmaneuvered the lawyers on the other side at, I’m sure, a fraction of the cost. They were a pleasure to deal with and we were delighted with the result. We will trust them again in a heartbeat if we ever need to.
“Big Law dedication to excellence in technical matters and client service, with boutique-level humanness and rate structures and flexibility.”
“Exemplary service and professionalism.”
“Very service oriented and great attention to detail.”
John Simpson at Shift Law provides us with the kind of straightforward, expert advice that we need to manage and protect our trademarks. John’s in-depth knowledge of the legal issues and his strategic insights are invaluable to us, as is his timeliness, responsiveness and overall focus on customer service.
John has provided us with a very high level of service over the years, as a trusted legal adviser and as a smart and aggressive advocate when we’ve need one.
John Simpson is an intellectual property and trademark lawyer with the best combination of independent, low-to-the-ground savvy and the broad insight that comes from experience in big firms. He’s a pleasure to work with, and I’m continually grateful for his balanced legal perspective.
John Simpson has the success traits a business would desire in any lawyer – he’s quick to respond, he’s an expert, and he’s service-oriented. John has the desire and aptitude to consistently dig at matters, seeking to uncover the best answers or responses for his clients. For copyright and trademark legal matters, John Simpson and Shift Law are highly recommended.