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 Toronto 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
WIPO ADR services underused in Canada

The arbitration and mediation services offered by the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Association (WIPO) are underused by Canadian lawyers, says IP and charity lawyer ... Read more

Fifth-annual Ukrainian Business Celebration 2018

The fifth-annual  Ukrainian Business Celebration 2018 is coming to Mississauga on April 15. Toronto charities and intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish will be on ... Read more

Kulish to speak at World Parkinson’s Gala

Toronto charity lawyer Taras Kulish will speak at the World Parkinson’s Program (WPW) 2018 Gala Dinner on April 6. WPP’s mission is to improve the ... Read more

Charity forum provides assistance on good governance

Charity law is growing in importance as an increasing number of people volunteer and serve their communities, but it’s important for those involved to be aware of liability ... Read more

Enforcing taco trademark could become a 'marketing fail'

The well-known term ‘Taco Tuesday’ is merely descriptive and there could be an argument made that it should never have been registered as a trademark , Toronto ... Read more

Cast wide net when conducting incorporation name searches

Lawyers for entrepreneurs and start-ups looking to incorporate must look further than their client’s own backyard s to ensure the proposed name isn’t already taken, ... Read more

Ukraine ripe for Canadian business expansion

Businesses seeking to expand into Europe should look at opportunities afforded by Canada's special relationship with Ukraine, says Toronto charities and intellectual property ... Read more

CRA's new Charities Education Program should be a step forward: Kulish

The Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) new C harities Education Program (CEP)  should be a step forward, says Toronto charities lawyer Taras Kulish. The CEP is a ... Read more

Canada’s relationship with Ukraine in the spotlight

How Canada’s special relationship with Ukraine has endured and grown over the years will be addressed at the Club Canadien de Toronto,  on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  ... Read more

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

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