Sydney practises intellectual property law, with a focus on trademarks, copyright, branding, and domain names. 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 includes trademark clearance, prosecution and opposition, litigation of infringement involving trademarks and copyright, brand strategy, and online arbitration of domain name disputes. Sydney also advises on intellectual property matters in corporate and commercial transactions, including licensing and acquisition, particularly in a variety of innovation-intensive industries and early-stage businesses.
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 a member of the Osler Women Lawyers’ Network and is responsible for its Professional Development committee.
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.