Shane Hardy is a partner with an extensive trademark practice. He has acted as counsel to a wide range of Canadian and international intellectual property rights holders and assisted in the acquisition, licensing, protection and enforcement of some of the world's most famous trademarks. Shane is also a Registered Trademark Agent, and recognized as a leading lawyer by the World Trademark Review (WTR1000): The World's Leading Trademark Professionals for his work in prosecution, contentious and transactional matters. Shane is often called upon by brand owners around the world to assist in the acquisition of businesses that have brands and intellectual property as core assets. He is a previous recipient of the Lexpert Rising Stars award and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.