Stephen Henderson is an associate in the Business Law Group. His practice involves a variety of intellectual property, entertainment and technology matters. Stephen has worked closely with clients in a number of entertainment-related industries including music, fashion, broadcasting, video games, gaming and social media.
He is frequently involved in the negotiation and drafting of a variety of entertainment and IP-related commercial and technology agreements as well as securing, protecting and enforcing the trademark and intellectual property rights of his clients.
Stephen has lectured on intellectual property concerns in franchising at the Western University Faculty of Law and presented a webinar entitled “Best Practices in Social Media Marketing”.
Prior to joining Cassels Brock as an associate, Stephen was both a summer and articling student at the firm. During that time, he gained experience in Trademarks Opposition Board matters, copyright disputes, managing intellectual property portfolios and the drafting of various agreements and defences. While articling, Stephen assisted with the yearly update to the Watson & McGowan Annual Survey of Recent Developments in Civil Procedure.
Stephen is a graduate of the J.D. program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. During his time at the University of Toronto, Stephen held leadership roles with the Peer Mentorship Program and the Technology and Intellectual Property Law Group. He also taught students studying for the National Committee on Accreditation exams while working for the law school's Internationally Trained Lawyers Program. Prior to attending law school, Stephen received an Honours B.A. in Multimedia and Political Science from McMaster University before working in Canada and Switzerland to assist companies and organizations with their web presence, marketing and social media efforts.