Toni Polson AshtonBA, JD

Consultant, Retired Counsel

Canadian Trademark Agent, Barrister and Solicitor

Offices: Toronto (Canada)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Office): +1 416 849 8330

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Toni Polson Ashton

Toni is of counsel with the firm’s trademarks group, assisting clients in the selection and availability of trademarks, portfolio management, prosecution, policing of trade-marks, opposition and related licensing and packaging issues.

Toni’s commitment to trade-mark law has led to serving as Chair of the National Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and on the International Trade-mark Association (INTA) Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. In addition, Toni is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and CET1 Co-Chair of Trade-marks at the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).

Toni  is a member of The University of Akron School of Law IP Advisory Council, Phi Delta Phi, an author of Hughes on Trade-marks (LexisNexis) and contributes to Trademarks Act and Commentary (LexisNexis); Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Trade-marks, Passing Off and Unfair Competition (LexisNexis), and IP Benchbook – Trade-marks.

Toni has been included in the Best Lawyers Canada; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; Expert Guides Women in Business Law; Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; Who’sWho Legal; WTR 1000-The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals;  Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook; Canadian Who’sWho, and is Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished rated.

Toni is a Barrister and Solicitor, called to the Bar of Ontario, and is a registered trademark Canadian trademark agent.


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POSTED 4 April 2019

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