Sean Andrade



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Sean has spent several years studying intellectual property law and dispute settlement. He is a lawyer licensing candidate with the Law Society of Ontario and Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program.

He joins us fresh from a trade policy role with the Ontario government. There, he assisted in managing Ontario’s involvement in trade and foreign investment disputes. Before that, he interned at Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. He helped out on Ontario’s IP commercialization strategy and was exposed to issues in trademark law, corporate/commercial law, and trade disputes.

Sean’s interest in intellectual property law began at the University of Liverpool while learning about the fundamentals of trademark, copyright, and patent law. During this time, he won an award from the Global Undergraduate Awards for his coursework on morality and public order exceptions to patentability in Europe. 
Outside of law, he is passionate about entrepreneurship, third wave coffee, social justice, and everything to do with TV and new media. In high school, he was named “Most Likely to Actually Break Bad” (because he would not stop talking about that TV show).


Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) – Law with Business Studies, University of Liverpool, 2017

Master of Laws – Canadian Common Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2020