Daniel Anthony
Counsel, Ottawa
Barrister and Solicitor,
Patent and Trademark Agent


Phone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
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Ontario Bar 2005
  • University of British Columbia B.Sc. (Cell Biology and Genetics) 2000
  • University of Toronto J.D. 2004
  • Registered Trademark Agent 2006
  • Registered Patent Agent 2007
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Clear, practical and efficient solutions to the most complex and interesting IP issues

Specializing in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, Daniel has a talent for connecting with clients and bringing clarity and efficiency to their most complex issues.

In his IP law practice, Daniel regularly advises clients, ranging from SMEs to fortune 500 companies, in the areas of trademarks and copyright law, including registration, strategic management, ownership and control, licensing and enforcement.

He is also one of Canada’s leading experts in intellectual property issues relating to the Internet, social media and domain names and is sought out for his success in removing infringing content from the Internet quickly and efficiently, regardless of jurisdiction.

Trusted advice and representation covering a broad range of IP issues

Daniel has 15 years’ experience as a litigator, including cases involving trademarks, copyright and domain names. He has appeared as counsel before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Ontario Superior Court.

He handles the clearance, prosecution and registration of hundreds of trademarks, and successfully represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Office. Daniel has been published extensively, is regularly called on as a speaker within the profession and has been interviewed as a legal expert by the media, both for live radio and in print. Daniel is a contributor and editor of IP Update — Canada, the firm's intellectual property law bulletin.

Rankings and Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory under Intellectual Property
  • Named by Lexpert® as one of Canada's 2017 Rising Stars — Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada
  • Named by Lexpert as one of Canada's 2016 Rising Stars — Leading Lawyers Under 40
Domain Names & Internet Law
Copyright & Media
Marketing & Advertising
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
IP Crime

Domain Name Arbitration (selected cases)

  • Google Inc. v Catherine MacDonald (24 August 2016), DCA-1796-CIRA, [,,]
  • Optrex Ltd v Nameshield Inc (17 December 2014), DCA-1612-ClRA, []
  • Guitar Center, lnc v Piperni (27 March 2014), DCA-1570-CIRA, [,]
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc v iCity Corp - Domain Manager (14 November 2013), DTV2013-0004 [] 
  • Intact Financial Corp v Fagan (11 February 2013), 114 CPR (4th) 392, DCA-1450-CIRA, []
  • Intact Financial Corporation v WhoisGuard /Yenta's Bagels (22 October 2012), D2012-1629, []
  • Compagnie D'assurances Belair Inc v Merab (23 May 2011), D2011-0562, []
  • Microsoft Corp v Guo (2 February 2010), DCA-1211-CIRA [] 
  • Canada Post Corporation v Alain Lambert, Alfa inc (18 February 2009), D2008-1902, [,,,,]

Trademark Opposition (selected cases)

  • Duke University v SIR Corp., 2016 TMOB 137 (CanLII)[Opposition to DUKES REFRESHER & Design] 
  • Gemological Institute of America, Inc c Gemology Headquarters International, LLC, 2013 TMOB 64 (CanLII), [Re Application No. 1,446,354: GIH]
  • SiMPACT Strategy Group Inc v Corporate Citizenship Limited, 2013 TMOB 161, [Re Application No. 1,360,804: LBG Logo]
  • Pirelli Tyre SpA v Scorpion Racing Inc, 2012 TMOB 83, [Re Application No. 1,315,886: SCORPION RACING & Design]
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada v Cytosport, Inc, 2012 TMOB 125 (CanLII), [Re Application Nos. 1,382,642: MUSCLE MLK and 1,402,812: MIGHTY MLK]
  • Cook Incorporated v Medical Resources Corporation, 2011 TMOB 151 (CanLII), [Re Application No. 1,272,859: SILHOUETTE]
  • Anderson v Smokin Joe Inc, 2010 TMOB 33 (CanLII), [Re Application No. 1,279,373: SMOKING JOE]
  • Jemella Group Limited v Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, 2010 TMOB 35(CanLII), [Re Application No. 1,306,752: EHD TECHNOLOGY]
  • Ajinomoto Co, Inc v Blissful Centany International Limited, 2009 CanLII 90358 (CA TMOB), [Re Application No. 1,277,162: UMAMI]
  • Yahoo! Inc v inc, 2009 CanLII 90353(CA TMOB), [Re Application No. 1,231,591:]
  • Curb v Philobar Design Canada Ltd, 2008 CanLII 88267 (CA TMOB), [Re Application No. 1,203,780: CURB CULTURE]

Trademark Cancellation (selected cases)

  • Ashenmil v Xylem Water Solutions AC, 2016 TMOB 155 (Re Reg. No. TMA480,730 for AQUAVIEW) 
  • Fetherstonhaugh & Co c TFI Foods Ltd. / Les Aliments TFI Ltée, 2016 TMOB 75 (CanLII), (Re Registration No. TMA673,966: YUTAKA & Design)
  • Smart & Biggar v Luftshiffbau Zeppelin GmbH 2016 TMOB 38 (CanLII), (Re Registration No. TMA560,168: ZEPPELIN HINDENBURG)
  • Rhodia Operations v Oleon, naamloze vennootschap, 2016 TMOB 10 (CanLII), (Re Reg No. TMA258,027: RADIACID)
  • Kaplan v Reckitt Benckiser (Canada) Inc., 2015 TMOB 146 (CanLII), (Re Reg No. TMA342,361: SANI-FLUSH PUCK and Re Reg No.: SANI FLUSH)
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP v Sire Royalty Limited(Re Reg No. TMA704,459: DOLCE DIVA)
  • Smart & Biggar v Achar, 2015 TMOB 1 (CanLII), (Re Reg No. TMA439,065: DUREX & Design)
  • Ridout & Maybee v SIR Royalty Limited, 2014 TMOB 112 (CanLII), (Re Reg No. TMA418,949: ARMADILLO TEXAS GRILL)
  • 2169-5762 Quebec inc v Duty Free Shops SA, 2014 TMOB 2 (CanLII), (Re Reg No. TMA716,217: FOLLI FOLLIE]
  • Reckitt Benckiser (Canada) Inc v Tritap Food Broker, 2013 TMOB 65 (CanLII), (Re Registration No. 437,374: SCENTSATIONS)
  • Smart & Biggar v Rick Worobec, 2012 TMOB 146 (CanLII), (Re Reg No. TMA623750: SOSEXE)
  • Smart & Biggar v Vincenzo Greco and Giuseppina Greco, 2010 TMOB 116 (Re Reg No. TMA556,649: SMILEWORKS)
  • Afexa Life Sciences Inc. v. Sepracor Pharmaceuticals, Inc, 2010 TMOB 172, (Re Reg No. TMA588,487: FXT 40)
  • Innophos, Inc v Ajinomoto Kabushiki DBA Ajinomoto, 2009 CanLII 90377 (Re Reg No. TMA519,963: ACTIVA)
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson, srl v Cabin Creek, srl (2009), 74 CPR (4th) 62 (Re Reg No. 535,174: MY LEGACY BOOK)

Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal

  • Cathay Pacific Airways Limited v Air Miles International Trading BV, 2016 FC 1125
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Limited v Air Miles International Trading BV, 2015 FCA 253
  • Gemological Institute of America Inc. v. Gemology Headquarters International LLC, 2014 FC 1153
  • Air Miles International Trading BV v Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, 2014 FC 549
  • Valence Technology Inc v Phostech Lithium Inc, 2011 FCA 237
  • Bauer Hockey Corp v Easton Sports Canada Inc, 2011 FCA 83
  • Bauer Hockey Corp v Easton Sports Canada Inc, 2010 FC 361
  • Microsoft Corp v 9038 3746 Quebec Inc et al (26 November 2008), Montreal T-1502-00 (FC)
  • Parmalat Canada Inc v Sysco Corp, 2008 FC 1104

Letters Rogatory – Ontario Superior Court (selected cases)

  • St Jude Medical, Inc v WI-LAN (29 July 2014), Ottawa CV-14-61250 (Ont Sup Ct Jus)
  • Toshiba Corp v Derek Nuhn (16 August 2013), Ottawa CV-13-58078 (Ont Sup Ct Jus)
  • Toshiba Corp v Cory Houston (16 August 2013), Ottawa CV-13-58079 (Ont Sup Ct Jus)
  • Lexmark International, Inc v Greentec International Inc (16 March 2012), Ottawa 11-53255 (Ont Sup Ct Jus)
  • Lexmark International, Inc v Multi-Laser Inc (20 October 2006), Ottawa 06-CV-35905 (Ont Sup Ct Jus)
  • Lexmark International, Inc v Greentec International Inc (2 November 2006), Ottawa 06-CV-35810 (Ont Sup Ct Jus)


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; Vice-chair of the Internet Committee; past member of the International Trademark Issues Committee; past member of the Litigation Committee
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

 Speaking engagements

  • "Legal Topics in Advertising," (co-speakers: Alice Tseng, Jamie-Lynn Kraft and Jennifer Ponton), Smart & Biggar in partnership with Ad Standards Canada, Toronto, Ontario, April 9, 2019
  • "Canadian Copyright Law" (speaker), AUTM 2017 Canadian Meeting & Directors’ Forum, Montreal, June 27, 2017
  • “Trademark Agent Tutorials” (speaker), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada two-part webinar, September 1 and 2, 2015
  • "Enforcing Trademarks and Copyright Online: Strategies and Pitfalls" (speaker), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada webinar, November 27, 2014
  • "Your First Judicial Review" (panellist), professional development conference for the Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Toronto, May 7, 2013
  • "The Basics of Law: Contracts" (speaker), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada two-part webinar, Ottawa, April 11 and 18, 2013

Teaching activities

  • “Copyright Law in the Entertainment Industry – A Canadian Perspective” - Guest Lecture at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), February 15, 2016
  • “Trademark Agent Tutorials” IPIC course – preparing and grading a mock exam in preparation for the Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination, July 2015
  • “Harold G. Fox Moot” – Coaching judge for University of Ottawa team, which won best mooting team and best oral advocate, February 2015



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