Sydney practises intellectual property law, with a focus on commercial IP matters, trademarks, copyright and branding. Sydney acts on behalf of clients across industries, with a focus on innovation-intensive industries, including software and technology, music and entertainment, luxury goods and high fashion and beer and spirits.
Sydney’s practice including advising 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 also maintains a busy practice in the fields of trademark clearance, prosecution and opposition, litigation of infringement involving trademarks and copyright, brand strategy and domain name disputes. Sydney has appeared before the Trademarks Opposition Board and various levels of court including the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Sydney has been recognized as a Rising Star in Canada for 2020/2021 by Managing IP, and she is active in the IP bar in Canada. Sydney regularly writes and speaks on copyright, trademark and general intellectual property issues and is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Conference Committee. 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.