Jayde Wood

Jayde Wood

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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.

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