Jayde Wood

Jayde Wood is an intellectual property lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent based in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. With expertise in IP prosecution, portfolio management, and licensing, Jayde helps clients protect, grow, leverage, and monetize their IP assets across the business lifecycle. Jayde has law degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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 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.
  • 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.

Jayde is an advocate for using arbitration for IP and technology disputes. Jayde is a director of the Vancouver International Arbitration Center (VanIAC) and chairs VanIAC's Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre and IP Committee. She is also an advocate for continuous improvement in the legal and IP agent professions, serving as the Vice Chair on the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section and teaching the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course.

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)

Publications:

"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

Interviews:

"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

Webinars:

"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

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