Leonard Glickman

Entertainment Lawyer,
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Toronto, ON, Canada

Leonard is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Group where he provides transactional and intellectual property advice to clients in the entertainment, sports, fashion, food and retail industries.
Len has chaired the Media & Communication Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association and taught Entertainment and Sports Law at Queen’s University for a number of years. He is a member of several industry trade associations including the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the American Bar Association (ABA) Entertainment and Sports Law Forum (Vice-Chair, Licensing, Merchandising and Branding Division), the ABA Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, the International Trademark Association (Member, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee), the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Canadian Media Production Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the New York State Bar Association (EASL Section) and the Sports Lawyers Association. In his spare time, Len is Chair of the Toronto Center for the Arts, a performing arts center comprised of a 1727 seat Main Stage Theatre, a 1036 seat Recital Hall and a 200 seat Studio Theatre. Len is also on the Steering Committee of the Lawyers Cabinet of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center. He is the co-author of the Music Law chapter of Entertainment Law in Canada, published by Butterworths.
A few of Len’s notable clients and transactions include:
Counsel to Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies, The Tragically Hip, Feist, Serena Ryder, Holly Cole, Corb Lund, Molly Johnson, The Weakerthans, Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) and Michael Wise (The Midway State) and a number of other artists on a wide variety of matters
Counsel to Premiere Insurance Underwriting Services Inc., Canada’s largest underwriter of Film and Television Production Insurance, with respect to Producers’ Errors and Omissions Insurance matters
Counsel to Alliance Films, Kaleidoscope Entertainment, Decode Entertainment, Pyramid Productions and other film and television production and distribution companies
Canadian trademark counsel to Chef Gordon Ramsay
Canadian trademark counsel to The Arsenal Football Club
Counsel to QVC, the US-based home shopping network
Counsel to IMG, the US-based sports, entertainment and media company
Counsel to the Canadian Football League
Counsel to Pat Quinn, former Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Counsel to Roots, one of Canada’s leading lifestyle brands, with respect to its worldwide trademark matters
Intellectual property, branding and sponsorship counsel to Canada's largest home improvement retailer
Counsel to Chanel with respect to anti-counterfeiting matters in Canada
Canadian trademark counsel to numerous fashion brands and companies including Fortuny, Gucci, Urban Zen, Gym-Mark Inc. (Gymboree), Quiksilver, Nasty Gal, GoGo Gear, Chuck Jones, One World Apparel and Unger Fabrik
Intellectual property counsel to Capital Sports and Entertainment in connection with its acquisition of the