Taras Kulish

Taras Kulish
Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP
Senior Associate
Charity and Not-For-Profit, Corporate, Intellectual Property

Taras Kulish is the chair of the intellectual property and charity/not-for-profit groups with Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP as well as the firm's senior associate in corporate/commercial law.

He graduated with a Diploma of Collegial Studies from Cegep of Old Montreal in 1984, before earning a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University’s Faculty of Law National Program in 1989. Mr. Kulish was called to the Quebec Bar in 1991, the Ontario Bar in 1993, and the New York State Bar in 1997.

As a trademark agent registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Kulish focuses on intellectual property law.

For more than 20 years, he has handled trademark applications and prosecutions for manufacturers and distributors of food and beverages, and other manufacturing and service companies. He mediates settlements of trademark issues and assists with injunctions and civil search orders.

Mr. Kulish also handles incorporating and advising not-for-profit and charity organizations.

He is a director and the international relations officer of the Canadian branch of HOPE Worldwide, an international charity recognized by the United Nations. In addition, Mr. Kulish founded the HOPE Worldwide of Canada Youth Academy with programs in partnership with Toronto Community Housing.

Fluent in English and French, Mr. Kulish lived for three years in Switzerland assisting international clients with Canadian interests in business, legal, professional, and sports-related areas.

Taras Kulish In The News
In a media-driven world, image has a price tag

Cocaine baron Pablo Escobar , boxing icon Muhammad Ali and film director Woody Allen seem like an incongruent group but there is a strong legal connection, says Toronto ... Read more

Ethnocultural agencies often trip over charities law

Ethnic and cultural charities are full of good intentions but often fail to understand the law, says Toronto charity lawyer Taras Kulish . Kulish, a senior associate with ... Read more

El Mocambo's iconic neon palms trapped in trademark dispute

The El Mocambo's iconic neon palm trees are locked in a trademark battle with an American company, says Toronto trademark and copyright lawyer Taras Kulish . See CityTV ... Read more

Possession isn’t always 9/10ths of the law

A cross-border lawsuit against a Toronto gallery brought by the estate of a photographer over a collection of negatives casts a spotlight onto copyright law, says Toronto ... Read more

Ukraine eager to explore and learn from Canadian legal standards

Toronto charity lawyer Taras Kulish  believes there's a grassroots movement in Ukraine eager to adopt a Canadian-like system of law to fight back against what's perceived by ... Read more

Patenting food ripe with challenges: Kulish

Patenting an idea is one thing, but trying to cook up a patent for food is something else altogether, warns Toronto trademark and copyright lawyer Taras Kulish . “I was ... Read more

Charities must protect themselves from unwitting terrorist links

Charities working abroad must ensure they’re connecting with bona fide organizations that aren't involved in corrupt activities, including terrorism, Toronto ... Read more

Pee wee baseball team called out on trademark catch

A manufacturer’s balk at printing pee wee baseball uniforms with their name, "The 6" raises some unique questions around how trademark law is interpreted, says ... Read more

Trademark registration process starts with research

Businesses looking to register a trademark as part of a venture should go beyond just a Google search to see if it’s already been used, says Toronto trademark and ... Read more

Cartoon character copyright no laughing matter

You can’t just “borrow” someone else’s property without permission and the same rule applies to copyrighted property, says Toronto copyright lawyer Taras ... Read more

Canada is out of step on copyright protection

All that is old could become new again as Canadian copyright holders scramble to make their catalogues relevant and protect their intellectual rights because of a quirk in how ... Read more

Charities must follow the law as written

Charities operating on political campaign promises and not following the law as written are making a grave mistake which could cost them their registration, says Toronto charity ... Read more

Ontario stalls while charities are left hanging

It’s been six years since legislation was passed to update the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) and charities have been left hanging in “no man’s ... Read more

Leafs go into overtime in battle against Snoop Dogg

A challenge by the Toronto Maple Leafs to protect its trademark against an incursion by rapper Snoop Dogg’s line of marijuana products with a similar name and logo has ... Read more

Event to focus on new Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Taras Kulish  is organizing an upcoming event aimed at providing an overview of the recently signed Canada-Ukraine Free Trade ... Read more

Kulish provides design primer on branding trends

Companies must take a lesson from the history of design if they want to excel in social media branding, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish told a gathering ... Read more

Canadian trademark, patent regulations going international

Proposed changes to Canadian trademark and patent laws, to bring them in line with international treaties, will be beneficial going forward, says Toronto intellectual property ... Read more

Canada-Switzerland trade ties boast growth potential

The free trade agreement between Canada and a number of European countries, including Switzerland (C-EFTA) is important for bilateral trade — and both Canadian and Swiss ... Read more

Flower patent raises thorny legal issues

A U.S. lawsuit over the intellectual property rights accorded to flower breeders raises some interesting questions over how those rights are conferred in Canada, says Toronto IP ... Read more

Lucasfilm uses the force to stop TO lightsabre battles

The transformation of a Star Wars -themed lightsaber battle shows charitable motivations won't insulate organizers from trademark enforcement, says Toronto intellectual ... Read more

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