New Horizon Law is an Alberta and British Columbia based litigation firm dedicated to helping businesses manage their trademarks, intellectual property and litigation.
New Horizon Law was founded in 2012, after years of practice with major regional and national firms, by Shaun B. Cody, a Canadian litigator, who is a registered trademark agent in Canada.
Shaun practices in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation. Shaun has extensive experience in intellectual property matters, including acting for plaintiffs and defendants in major patent infringement matters, trademark, trade name, and domain name disputes, copyright litigation, and litigation involving misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, and related issues involving employee confidentiality obligations. Shaun has acted in disputes over rights to an invention, including in the context of issued or pending patent applications.
Shaun has worked with numerous clients to help them obtain trademark and patent registrations. His work as a registered trademark agent includes trademark advice, drafting, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, and work for opponents and respondents in trademark opposition proceedings. He also assists clients drafting and reviewing licensing and royalty agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
Additionally, Shaun has significant experience in injunctive remedies related to intellectual property and evidence in commercial litigation matters, including Anton Piller, attachment and preservation orders. Shaun has also obtained accounting and tracing orders from the Court to determine the use and whereabouts of disputed funds.
He has made numerous presentations to the Technology and Intellectual Property subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and to the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's Calgary chapter on intellectual property issues.
Shaun has acted on a number of successful builders lien cases, including major commercial loss/business interruption claims, as well as misappropriation and fraud claims, associated recovery remedies, and commercial disputes. He has also successfully appeared before all levels of Court in the province of Alberta, the Federal Court and has made successful written submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada, reported decisions from the Court of Queen's Bench and Alberta Court of Appeal.
Shaun has an LLB (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa, 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts Hons. (First class), University of Alberta, 1989. Shaun was called to the Alberta Bar in 1995 and the British Columbia Bar in 2017. Shaun is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the Canadian Bar Association.