Jayde Wood

Jayde Wood is an intellectual property lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent based in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office.

With her extensive experience in IP prosecution, portfolio management, and licensing, Jayde helps clients protect, grow, leverage, and monetize their IP assets throughout the business lifecycle. Jayde's clients include a broad range of early-stage and established companies. Her practice focuses on the strategic creation, development, and commercialization of IP assets.

  • IP commercialization: Jayde assists clients with technology commercial transactions, where she negotiates and drafts information technology contract, licensing, co-development research, and services agreements. She also handles IP due diligence in commercial transactions and advises on IP policies/procedures for both private and public entities.
  • Patent and design prosecution: Jayde is experienced in obtaining patent and design protection. Her patent prosecution practice focusses on the biotechnology, medical device, and food-tech industries. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jayde conducted research on antimicrobial resistance, phylogenetic grouping, and DNA fingerprinting of food-borne microorganisms. She leverages her science background to help local and multinational clients with patent matters.
  • Trademark prosecution: Jayde has assisted clients with optimizing their brand protection strategy, including providing guidance on the creation of a distinctive brand, conducting screening/clearance assessments, obtaining registered trademark protection for traditional 2D marks and non-traditional marks (such as product design, packaging, and moving image), and deploying other types of non-trademark protection.

In addition to her legal practice, Jayde is actively engaged in bar associations, industry organizations, and her community.  She serves as the vice chair on the Life Sciences Committee of the Licensing Executives Society International, a co-chair on the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section, and a director of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre.  She was a former director of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society and has taught the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course.

Jayde has law degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Associations professionnelles

  • 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 Chapter," CLEBC Due Diligence Deskbook, 2023 Edition

"Copyright & AI & NFTs," Canadian Bar Association British Columbia BarTalk, August 2023

"IP Searches Chapter," CLEBC Due Diligence Deskbook, 2022 Edition

"IP Protection," Canadian Bar Association British Columbia BarTalk, August 2022

IP Searches Chapter, CLEBC 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


"Food, Drugs and Cosmetics – How Regulatory Landscape Impacts Deal Making" Licensing Executive Society USA and Canada 2023 Annual Meeting, October 17, 2023

"Harmonize Your Trade Secret Strategy to Build and Strengthen Brands," International Trademark Association 2023 Annual Meeting, June 28, 2023

"Foodie Art: RTD to Plant-Based Products – Commercialization of IP in the Food and Beverage Industry," Licensing Executive Society International 2023 Annual Meeting, May 2, 2023

"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