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Simon Hitchens Toronto Lawyer

Simon Hitchens

Partner Fasken
Brand equity often ranks among the most valuable assets of any business. Having a clear strategy in place to protect those assets is critical.
Jurisdiction England and Wales, 2003 | Ontario, 2009
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Simon Hitchens practices in all areas of trademark and copyright law, with a particular focus on brand protection. Simon regularly assists clients with trademark prosecution, portfolio management, the development of brand protection strategies and trademark opposition and expungement proceedings. He also advises on enforcement of rights including trademark and copyright litigation, licensing of IP rights and conducting due diligence for the disposition of intellectual property.

Regularly appearing before the Trademarks Opposition Board, Simon has extensive trademark opposition and IP litigation experience in Canada and has acted for clients before the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Simon manages and enforces the trademark portfolios of clients that span diverse sectors including the financial services, commercial real estate, retail, chemical, healthcare, automotive, clothing and food service industries. Simon manages trademark portfolios for clients both nationally within Canada and internationally across numerous jurisdictions. With wide experience in brand protection and enforcement issues in the world of advertising, Simon has developed a focus on social media and other online branding issues. He also represents clients with respect to domain name disputes and enforcement of their underlying trademark rights.

Before joining Fasken Simon spent nine years practising at another leading Canadian firm and began his career in London, England in the IP department of a globally recognized law firm.




Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • Post Graduate Diploma, Intellectual Property Law and Practice University of Bristol
  • LLB University of Bristol

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association Trademarks Committee
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) 


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

2017 INTA Annual Meeting location location Barcelona


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