Any Obando Ospina

Associate

Recent News:

Announcing Cozen O’Connor Canada’s Technology and Privacy Team

We are excited to launch Cozen O’Connor Canada’s Privacy and Technology team.

Any is a passionate and dedicated lawyer who focuses her practice on intellectual property prosecution, litigation, and corporate matters, and regularly assists with privacy matters. Her hybrid practice allows her to have unique and practical strategic advice as she has assisted clients through all stages of intellectual property matters, or privacy concerns. To date, Any has worked on several client matters at both the Federal Court of Canada (including the Federal Court of Appeal) and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She is no stranger to legal research and crafting legal strategy, drafting memoranda, and generally preparing and managing litigation-based documents related to copyright, entertainment, and trademark disputes.

Any also has an active prosecution practice, where she regularly drafts trademark search reports and examiner report responses, and provides trademark opposition assistance for a variety of complex trademark disputes. Whether it is a commercial, application, enforcement, protection, or litigation question — Any is eager and suited to provide nuanced and strategic advice.

Prior to joining the firm, she was an intellectual property associate at a Canadian law firm located in Toronto. Any also worked as a research and administrative assistant to Professor Alan N. Young at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where she gained legal research experience, co-drafted a factum for the Ontario Court of Appeals, and drafted memoranda in administrative, procedural, constitutional, and criminal areas of the law.

Any is a recipient of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Educational Foundation Award. The Educational Foundation Award is given to the candidate with the highest overall mark in the Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination. She earned her bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Western University, and her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Any is trilingual in English, Spanish, and French.

 

Experience

News

Announcing Cozen O’Connor Canada’s Technology and Privacy Team

January 23, 2024

We are excited to launch Cozen O’Connor Canada’s Privacy and Technology team.

Any Obando Ospina Passes Trademarks Agent Exam

October 23, 2023

Any Obando Ospina, an associate in Cozen O'Connor’s Intellectual Property Department, recently passed the Trademarks Agent Exam in Canada.

Investindustrial’s Agreement to Purchase Majority Stake of Eataly S.p.A

October 17, 2022

Cozen O’Connor served as U.S. and Canadian counsel in Investindustrial’s acquisition of a majority stake in Eataly S.p.A., the global chain of upscale Italian marketplaces. A team led by M&A attorney and Italy Practice chair Christian Moretti conducted significant due diligence of more than 20 Eataly businesses in the United States and Canada, in collaboration with Deloitte Legal Italy and Studio Legale Chiomenti. For nearly two decades, Eataly has been operating high-quality Italian food markets and restaurant concepts in prestigious locations across the globe, including flagship stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, and Silicon Valley.

Publications

Canadian Trademarks Opposition Board Reduces Deadlines and Extensions [Alert]

December 04, 2023

From Noelle Engle-Hardy and Any Obando Ospina: CIPO has implemented significantly reduced deadlines and more limited extensions of time in trademark opposition and section 45 proceedings.

Amendments to the Québec Charter of French Language – What Brand Owners Need to Know [Alert]

November 13, 2023

Any Obando Ospina discusses amendments to the Quebec Charter of French Language and what brand owners need to know.

A Guide to Canada’s New Proposed Privacy Law [Alert]

July 25, 2023

The Digital Charter Implementation Act would align existing federal privacy laws with global standards by implementing significant new powers and penalties.

To Plead Bad Faith, or Not to Plead? [Alert]

January 23, 2023

A brief history of bad faith under the Tradesmark Act, including the recent Federal Court decision Blossman Gas, Inc. v. Alliance Autopropane Inc.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, J.D., 2018
  • Western University, B.A., with honors, 2015
  • Ontario

Advocates’ Society, Member-at-large

Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA), Member-at-large

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Member-at-large 

International Trademark Association (INTA), Member-at-Large

INTA Data Protection Committee (DPC) - Education & Awareness Subcommittee, Member-at-Large

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association