• Admitted to the Bar of Ontario and the Bar of Nova Scotia
  • Registered Canadian Trademark Agent
  • B.A. and LL.B., Dalhousie University
Marijo Coates is a founding member of the firm. She practises intellectual property law with an emphasis on trademark licensing and protection.

Practice Areas

Marijo’s areas of practice include advising on commercial transactions involving intellectual property such as licensing and merchandising agreements, distribution and supply agreements, and co-packing agreements. She also handles the intellectual property portfolios of clients in Canada and abroad. The businesses of these clients range from cosmetics, food and chemicals to software. She is involved in the prosecution and enforcement of her clients’ intellectual property rights, primarily trademarks, copyright and confidential information.


2024 LEXPERT-ranked Lawyer

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Consistently Recommended for Intellectual Property, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Consistently Recommended for Intellectual Property
  • Chambers and Partners Canada Guide, Band 4 - Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • Chambers and Partners Global Guide, Band 3 - Intellectual Property Lawyers in Canada
  • Expert Guides: Best of the Best Global, Expert in Trade Marks
  • Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, Expert
  • Managing Intellectual Property, Top 250 Woman in IP
  • Who's Who Legal, National Leader in Trademarks
  • World Intellectual Property Review Leaders, WIPR Leader
  • World Trademark Review 1000, Leading Trademark Professional

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Member of Trademark Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG), Member
  • Marques, Member
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS), Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow and Member of Trademark Joint Liaison Committee, and Trademark Legislation Committee