Jayde Wood Associate Patent Agent / Trademark Agent

Speaks:  English, Mandarin

Year of Call: 2017 - British Columbia

Primary phone: +1 604-683-6498 ext. 47631

Fax: +1 604-683-3558

Email: jayde.wood@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Vancouver

Jayde Wood

Jayde Wood is an intellectual property lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent based in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office. Her practice focuses on the strategic creation, development, and commercialization of IP assets. Jayde has law degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Jayde assists clients with technology commercial transactions. This aspect of her practice includes crafting information technology contracts, licensing, co-development research agreements, privacy policies, and terms of use agreements. She handles IP due diligence in complex commercial transactions and advises on IP policies/procedures for both private and public entities.

Jayde is experienced in obtaining patent and design protection. Her patent practice focusses on the life sciences and food processing sectors, as prior to being a lawyer, she conducted research on antimicrobial resistance, phylogenetic grouping, and DNA fingerprinting of food-borne microorganisms. Jayde leverages her science background to help local and multinational clients with patent matters.

Jayde’s trademark and branding practice includes all aspects of the trademark life cycle, from providing guidance on the creation of a distinctive brand to conducting screening/clearance assessments, from trademark prosecution to enforcement, and from maintenance to commercial exploitation. Jayde has assisted clients with optimizing their brand protection strategy, including handling Madrid Protocol applications/registrations, obtaining registered trademark protection for non-traditional marks (such as product design, packaging, and moving image), and deploying other types of non-trademark protection.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Jayde practiced at a leading intellectual property boutique firm, where she honed her skills in patent, industrial design, and trademark prosecution.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

    • Community
      International Trademark Association (INTA), Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2022-2023)
  • 2021

    • Community
      Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Committee Member
    • Community
      Canadian Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the CBABC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section
    • Community
      Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), Councillor
    • Community
      Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Committee Member (2017-2021)
    • Education
      University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, LLM
    • Rankings & Awards
      University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Young Lawyers Scholarship
    • Community
      Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC), Director
  • 2020

    • Career
      Registered Canadian Trademark Agent
    • Community
      Canadian Bar Association, Secretary
    • Community
      Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, BC Chapter, Board Member and Gala Chair (2018-2020)
  • 2019

    • Career
      Registered Canadian Patent Agent
    • Community
      Canadian Bar Association, Member at Large (2017-2019)
  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2016

    • Education
      University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law, JD
  • 2013

    • Education
      University of British Columbia, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, MSc (Food Science)
  • 2011

    • Education
      University of British Columbia, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, BSc (Food, Nutrition, and Health)


  • Law Society of Brisith Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Licensing Executives Society (USA &Canada)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (BC Chapter)


IP Searches ChapterCLEBC Due Diligence Deskbook, 2021 Edition

"Protecting your IP in China," BCBusiness, December 2, 2019

"Access to justice online: are Canadian court websites accessible for users with visual impairments?,” Alberta Law Review, 2018

12 publications on the Lawyer’s Daily


"Building brand business through smart intellectual property for small and medium-size enterprises," Canadian Lawyer, June 24, 2021

"Changes to IP laws offers an easier path to industrial design protection," Canadian Lawyer, March 2, 2021


"Technology contracting: Top 10 tips and traps for even the most experienced lawyers," Canadian Bar Association, December 2, 2021

"Food innovation and IP protection: Opportunities and challenges," University of British Columbia, March 23, 2021

"IP Law: New industry and regulatory developments," Canadian Lawyer and Thomson Reuters, March 10, 2021