Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston (BScH Biochem, JD) is a partner with the boutique commercial litigation firm of Goldman Hine LLP and a registered patent and trademark agent (for Canada and the United States of America). He was awarded the IPIC Educational Prize for highest placement in the Canadian trademark agent examination. In 2016, hewas named a leading Toronto franchise lawyer by Lexpert after a peer-review process.
He has a very broad business/commercial and litigation practice, specializing in franchising and distribution law, intellectual property, computer, privacy, and pharma/health matters. He has successfully handled claims across a wide range of areas including all manner of business disputes, franchise rescission and misrepresentation claims, intellectual property claims including complex patent litigation matters, oppression claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, injunction claims, bankruptcy, and construction lien matters, amongst others. He represents clients before all levels of Federal and Ontario Provincial courts, in arbitration and mediation proceedings, and before administrative tribunals.
Jonathan has been interviewed by national media, presented at trade and professional conferences, and has published articles (including in peer reviewed journals) on a wide range of subjects including intellectual property, civil procedure, information law, and franchising. His articles have featured in national and international media, and have been syndicated through legal update and news services.
Jonathan volunteers as a member of the Medical and Scientific Committee of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and as a board member of a non-profit childcare centre. He is an active member of various professional and trade organizations, including the Canadian Franchise Association, the Association for the International Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI, where he represents Canada on the ADR standing committee), and Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. He is also an elected member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Franchising Section Executive.