Ryan Howes

Ryan Howes

Associate, Intellectual Property

Contact Information


tel: 613.787.1021



Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2021


  • University of Toronto, BSc
  • University of Toronto, JD



Ryan practises intellectual property law with a focus on commercial IP matters, trademarks and copyright. Ryan has been involved in copyright and trademark litigation at the Trademark Opposition Board, the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ryan leverages his background to provide clients creative, pragmatic solutions for complex IP-related commercial arrangements, such as licensing, acquisition, joint development and collaboration agreements.

Before practicing law, Ryan co-founded a successful e-commerce company while working as a research analyst running neuropsychiatric clinical studies. During law school, he published a law review article on contract law and served as the principal research assistant for an updated edition of a leading treatise on contractual interpretation law.

Ryan N Howes, “A Right to Choose: A Critical Review and Defence of the Minimum Performance Principle” (2019) 77:2 UT Fac L Rev 164.

Ryan N Howes, “Sola Fide, Ktunaxa, and the Character of Religious Freedom in Canada” (2018) 10:1 Asper Centre Outlook 1.

Rashid, T., Howes, R. N., & Louden, R. (2016). Positive psychotherapy: A wellbeing approach to recovery. In M. Slade, L. Oades, & A. Jarden (Eds.), Wellbeing, recovery, and mental health (Chapter 10). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rashid, T., & Howes, R. N. (2016). Positive psychotherapy: Clinical application of positive psychology. In A. M. Wood, & J. Johnson (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology (Chapter 22). Chichester, UK: Wiley.