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
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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” ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read more

Trademark issues remain as cannabis legalization approaches

The federal government was right not to rush the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Taras Kulish tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Remaining CRA compliant crucial for charities, not-for-profits

It’s important to get the initial application for a charity or non-profit status right but it’s even more critical to remain compliant with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) ... Read more

League agrees to quit Humboldt Broncos trademark bid

It's good news that the faceoff between the Humboldt Broncos and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) in the wake of the fatal bus tragedy is in the process of being ... Read more

Protecting your brand against 'passing off'

Situations where an individual or company attempts to take the goodwill of a famous brand by ‘passing off’ can be harmful to a well-established reputation — but ... Read more

Churches, Charities and Not-For-Profits: Knowledge Hub 2018

Join industry leaders and professionals on May 3 for an information session focused on charitable, religious, and not-for-profit organizations. Enjoy speakers from different ... Read more

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

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