Sarah Goodwin is an associate in Fasken Martineau’s Intellectual Property Group.
Sarah maintains a very active trademark prosecution practice, and enjoys providing practical, business-focused advice regarding filings and overall branding strategy, as well as trademark and copyright ownership, enforcement, and licensing. She also assists clients with drafting and negotiating commercial agreements involving IP assets.
Her litigation experience includes trademark oppositions and expungement proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board and Federal Court, as well as copyright and trademark infringement cases in both the Federal Court and Ontario courts, including injunctions and anti-counterfeiting matters.
Sarah is currently working on a passing-off and trademark infringement case in the Federal Court, wherein her client is seeking interlocutory injunctive relief to prevent further infringement of its distinguishing guise.
In 2014, Sarah was on part-time secondment at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she provided advice on commercial contracts, IP licensing, privacy and Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL), promotional contests, advertising and marketing, as well as corporate governance issues.
Based on her experience at TIFF, Sarah is regularly sought after to draft, review and negotiate appearance releases, and provide commercial advice related to sponsorship agreements.
Sarah summered and articled with Fasken Martineau and joined the firm as an associate in 2012.