Taras Kulish

Taras Kulish
FIRM:
Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP
POSITION:
Senior Associate
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Corporate, Intellectual Property, Charity and Not-For-Profit
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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 Posts

Clarification needed on Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

It’s time to end the uncertainty surrounding the modernization of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA), says Toronto charity and not-for-profit lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

Web scraping is 'robbery:' Kulish

A recent Federal Court of Canada decision on web scraping shows that “you can’t go into someone’s house and steal from their pantry,” says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

It's a different ball game as Raptors face branding challenges

After winning their first NBA championship, the Toronto Raptors’ court battles continue as the team and one of its star players have different fights to protect their brands, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish. Read more

Court challenge a lesson in communication, compromise: Kulish

Toronto charity and not-for-profit lawyer Taras Kulish says his firm’s recent court victory is a reminder that communication is key among boards, and compromise can be more effective than litigation. Read more

Manage expectations when making charitable donations: Kulish

A court battle filed by a man unhappy with how his $1-million charitable donation was being administered is a lesson for those who give, and those who receive, Toronto charity and not-for-profit lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Drake can still claim victory in trademark flap: Kulish

Entertainer Drake can still sing a happy song despite a split decision in the court battle over the use of ‘6IX’ as a trademark, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Celebrity body art comes with copyright considerations

Professional athletes and other celebrities might want to take a lawyer along the next time they get tattooed, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Craft beer boom sets stage for fresh trademark battles

Canada’s current craft brewery boom could turn out to be the precursor for a new skirmish in the ongoing beer wars, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Winemaker defeats brewer in trademark battle

Alcohol producers need to think more broadly when it comes to trademark protection as consumer tastes change, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Kulish: CRA charity suspension, fine ‘a warning shot’

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) $550,000 fine against a Mississauga charity and a year-long suspension over concerns of terrorist funding is a “warning shot” to supporters and board members of registered charities, Toronto charity and not-for-profit lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

KitKat loses latest battle in the chocolate trademark wars

Nestlé’s failure to trademark the shape of a KitKat bar in the European Union (EU) is the latest in a mixed bag of decisions for the confectionary giant, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Bricks and mortar store not necessary for trademark protection

High-end stores based outside of Canada could reap the rewards of an American dollar store’s trademark victory at the Federal Court, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

CRA limit on charities' political spending found unconstitutional

An Ontario Superior Court decision removing limitations on the "non-partisan" political activities of charities is a "game changer," Toronto charity and not-for-profit lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Design students learn value of branding

Lawyers can help make the law more accessible to future generations by presenting to high school students, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Local group seeks intervenor status to stop sale of campground

The future of a beloved 25 -acre campground and recreational property is now in the hands of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto charity and not-for-profit lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more