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Stephen is an intellectual property lawyer. At Shift Law, Stephen practices IP litigation, trademark prosecution (Canada and U.S.), trademark opposition, providing clearance opinions on trademarks and copyrights, advising on brand protection strategies, and preparing IP related contracts, including license agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements and website terms of use. Stephen articled at Shift Law before being called to the Bar.

Stephen graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in June 2019. During his time at Osgoode Hall, Stephen was a Contributing Editor, and later a Senior Editor with the IPilogue, Osgoode’s intellectual property and technology blog. Stephen was also a Clinic Fellow with the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, which provides pro-bono legal information services to start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business.  

In summer 2018, Stephen worked in-house with the legal department of a Canadian music licensing company, and in fall 2018 Stephen completed a 10-week internship with the in-house legal department of a leading Canadian media company, as part of the IP Osgoode Intensive Program. Stephen won first place in Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2018 for a research paper on the application of copyright law to artificial intelligence technology in the creative industries.  

Stephen is a lover of music. He is a guitarist, collector of vinyl records, and has a keen interest in music technology. Stephen is also a avid cyclist and can be found riding his bike to work, or out on the trail with friends.  

STEPHEN WON FIRST PLACE IN CANADA'S IP WRITING CHALLENGE 2018 FOR A RESEARCH PAPER ON THE APPLICATION OF COPYRIGHT LAW TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES.

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