Kristin AuCoin

Kristin is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group of our Toronto office, with a focus on trademarks, copyright, entertainment and media, and regulatory law. Kristin has represented clients in matters before the Federal Court of Canada, Divisional Court, Ontario Superior Court, and small claims courts. Kristin has experience with commercial and business litigation, intellectual property, defamation, regulatory, entertainment and media, bankruptcy and insolvency, tort, and enforcement-related matters.

Kristin completed her J.D. at Queen’s University, where she received awards for highest standing in intellectual property, research, and advocacy courses. Kristin represented Queen’s Law at the 2019 Wilson Moot, where her team won 3rd place overall and 2nd place facta. Kristin was also Co-President of the Queen’s Law Cancer Society, raising money for cancer research, and tutored law students on substantive course content and study skills.

Prior to joining Osler, Kristin summered, articled, and practiced as an associate in the litigation group at a prominent international law firm.

Representative Work

Prior to joining Osler:

Advising and acting for individuals and companies on matters involving intellectual property and related rights, including advising on copyright and trademark ownership, availability, and infringement, and enforcing intellectual property and personality rights.

Responding to objections from the Trademark Examiner to applications to register trademarks in Canada.

Advising individuals and companies on regulatory issues.

Acting for defendants in successful motions to dismiss actions in the Ontario Superior Court and Federal Court of Canada regarding alleged intellectual property infringement on the basis that the actions were abuses of process and res judicata.

Acted for defendant receivers in successful motions to dismiss actions and proposed class actions for failure to obtain leave under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, expired limitation periods, abuse of process, and res judicata, and obtaining full and substantial indemnity costs for clients.

Acted for clients in intellectual property, defamation, contractual, entertainment and media, tort, bankruptcy and insolvency, administrative, landlord and tenant, and enforcement-related disputes.

Awards and Recognition

  • Queen’s Law Prize in Advanced Intellectual Property
  • Queen’s Law Prize in Trial Advocacy
  • Queen’s Law Prize in Advanced Legal Research
  • Queen’s Law Prize in Introduction to Legal Skills
  • Wilson Moot 2019: 3rd Place Team and 2nd Place Facta
  • Dean’s List (2018-2019)
  • Goodmans LLP Scholarship in Legal Skills
  • William M. Bone Scholarship
  • Beresford-Knox Scholarship
  • Queen’s Law Entrance Scholarship

Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Ontario Free Legal Advice Hotline Volunteer
  • Queen’s Law Cancer Society, Co-President (2018-2019), Sponsorship Committee (2017-2018)
  • Queen’s Law, Academic Tutor
  • Queen’s Law, Orientation Week Organizer and Leader



Queen’s University, J.D.

University of Guelph, B.A. Hons. (Psychology)


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society