Harleen Khanijoun is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer and registered trademark agent at Gowling WLG, where she delivers strategic legal advice to identify and protect her clients' IP assets on a global level.
Dual-qualified in New York and Ontario, Harleen brings a diverse legal skillset to her practice. Her natural inclination to be well-read and technically sound is instrumental in enhancing brand equity, securing trademark protection, and providing guidance on copyright issues, as well as advising on IP transactions and matters related to patent protection. Harleen's clients benefit from her dedication to identifying and protecting the full spectrum of IP rights available, as well as her strong technical acumen, cultivated from her biomedical engineering background.
In her practice, she counsels clients across a range of industries and sectors, including: health and wellness, consumer goods, software and applications, transportation and safety, telecommunications, credit unions, and medical devices.
Harleen has co-authored an extensive article series detailing the practical effect of the comprehensive legislative changes to the Canadian Trademarks Act of 2019 for Lexis Practice Advisor, a prominent industry resource for practitioners in the trademark field. She also frequently speaks at innovation-themed events, as well as to audiences in postsecondary academia.
Active in her community, Harleen serves as a mentor for the Women's Legal Mentorship Program. Most recently, she has contributed to publications on the metaverse and trademark protection considerations.