Sydney practices intellectual property law, with a focus on trademarks, copyright, branding and commercial IP matters. A registered trademark agent, Sydney acts on behalf of clients across industries, including music and entertainment, luxury goods and high fashion, beer and spirits and software and technology.
Sydney’s practice comprises of litigation of infringement involving trademarks and copyright, brand strategy and domain name disputes, as well as trademark clearance, prosecution and opposition. Sydney has appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Trademarks Opposition Board. Sydney also advises on general commercial intellectual property matters, such as licensing, acquisition, joint development and collaboration agreements, and intellectual property matters in corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, financings and insolvencies.
Sydney has been recognized two years in a row as a Rising Star in Canada by Managing IP. Sydney is active in the IP bar, including as the Lead of the Trademarks and Copyright Subcommittee on the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Conference Committee and a member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee for the International Trademark Association (INTA). Sydney is also dedicated to the advancement of women in law and IP, as evidenced by her role as Co-Chair of the Osler Women Lawyers’ Network and involvement as a mentor for law students through the Osgoode Women’s Network.
Prior to joining Osler, Sydney was the Director of Legal & Business Affairs with CONNECT Music Licensing and Legal Counsel with Re:Sound Music Licensing Company. Sydney also practised corporate restructuring law at another large Toronto law firm.
During her studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, Sydney completed an exchange to Trinity College Dublin. She also completed an exchange to the Chinese University of Hong Kong while completing her Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University.