Julie MacDonell-Stewart is a lawyer, registered trademark agent and co-founder of the Trademark Group. She is a member of the Ontario Bar, and holds a law degree from the University of Windsor and a master’s degree (coursework completed) from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
In addition to The Trademark Group, Julie maintains a busy entertainment law practice, and has worked as an intellectual property law consultant for numerous government-funded agencies, non-profit organizations, and social enterprises. She was previously an Associate with Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, one of Canada’s largest aboriginal law firms, where she gained experience in a variety of civil litigation matters, including complex aboriginal and treaty rights litigation. Julie received a Law Foundation of Ontarioʼs Public Interest Articling Fellowship and articled with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (under A. Alan Borovoy) where she contributed to several Supreme Court interventions.
Before becoming a lawyer, Julie spent 13 years working in the Canadian media industry and has held positions with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). She is a BFA graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, and has been recognized for her work as an artist and documentary filmmaker. She is also the recipient of grants from the NFB and the Ontario Arts Council.
Julie draws from her multidisciplinary background to help clients in all fields — for profit and not for profit — develop strategies to protect and nurture their good ideas.
The Trademark Group: Experienced Canadian Intellectual Property Lawyers
Whether for a start-up or an established business, an individual or a non-profit, if it involves trademarks, The Trademark Group is the one-stop Group that will deliver expert service at reasonable rates. The Trademark Group’s experienced lawyers and CIPO registered trademark agents specialize in pre-registration strategizing, working with their clients to craft their brand and tailor their applications. With an approachable, friendly and plain-language approach, their lawyers help their clients register and protect the strongest marks possible. The Trademark Group stands ready to protect their clients’ marks from infringement, having experience in complex litigation but also skilled at encouraging early, amicable and cost-effective resolution of any disputes that arise. The specialists at The Trademark Group have expertise in licensing, assignment, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements for trademarks as well as for copyrights, and provide their clients with full intellectual property audits so that they can identify and protect all of their intellectual property assets. As business lawyers, they provide a full range of sophisticated business, corporate, contract and employment law services as well. Offering a flat fee structure means clients know upfront exactly what they’ll be paying, with no hidden fees and no charges for initial consultations or phone meetings. The Trademark Group is located in Toronto at 720 Bathurst St. Contact them at 1-855-286-7467 or at info@trademarkGroup.ca to schedule a free 30-minute consultation and needs assessment.