Stella Syrianos specializes in trade-marks, particularly in filing and prosecuting applications and proving opinions as to the registrability and availability of trade-marks, their validity and their infringement.
Stella Syrianos has developed a broad experience in administrative trade-mark related proceedings, specifically in complex cases of trade-mark oppositions and summary cancellation actions in Canada. She regularly participates in Hearings before administrative tribunals.
She is frequently called upon to negotiate and draft settlements in the management of both local and foreign clients’ trademark portfolios, enabling valuable and efficient out-of-court settlements. She also meets the needs of Canadian clients dealing with trade-mark related disputes abroad.
Stella Syrianos advises clients whether they are small, medium or large-sized businesses, both Canadian and foreign, so that they can strategically protect their intellectual property interests and assets, without losing sight of their business objectives in their given fields, including:
- Information Technology
- Food industry
- Construction and renovation
She renders strategic advice on branding as well as the protection of intellectual property portfolios in Canada and abroad. She also actively participates in the development of filing strategies and proper trade-mark use policies that meet clients’ needs. Her pointed expertise allows her to assist clients in expanding and solidifying the value of their trade-mark portfolios.
She also advises clients regarding on regulatory advertising matters as well as product packaging and labelling, particularly in the food industry.
Her expertise and knowledge are often sought out and her numerous articles on trade-marks related matters have been widely published, including in the World Intellectual Property Report, a publication that reports on global IP developments.
Stella Syrianos has a great willingness to share her knowledge and experience as she regularly participates in a national training course on trade-marks, organized jointly by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and McGill University. She acts as a workshop leader on topics relating to trade-mark availability searches and opinions and opposition proceedings.
She practices in French and English, and speaks and reads Greek.