Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Matthew is an intellectual property and technology lawyer in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office. He joined Baker McKenzie in 2022, after working at a large multinational firm where he also specialized in intellectual property and technology law. He received his JD from the University of Toronto.

Matthew helps large and emerging businesses protect and commercialize their brands, ideas and technology. He has experience working with businesses, both new and established, to prosecute, manage and enforce their intellectual property. He also works closely with businesses to ensure that their IP and technology is properly commercialized at all stages of inception, development and use, by providing regulatory and licensing guidance in a number of fields, providing advice related to privacy law, and providing transactional support from an IP and privacy perspective.

Practice Focus

Matthew's practice focuses both on the protection of intellectual property, and the commercialization of technology. He often assists international companies with global brand and asset management, including through trademark, copyright and patent prosecution, as well as providing IP advice in relation to licensing arrangements, commercial agreements and corporate transactions. He also helps businesses, both international and domestic, navigate a wide range of regulatory, licensing and privacy issues relating to the commercialization of their technology, including assisting with all aspects of privacy compliance across Canada, assessing regulatory compliance in a number of industries ranging from social media platforms to biotechnology, and drafting and reviewing commercial agreements related to technology.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advises on the implementation of novel and emerging technology in Canada, including in relation to virtual reality, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, electronic vehicles, social media offerings and home security.
  • Managed a financial regulatory review project assessing compliance requirements for a large multinational bank across several jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Manages several international trademark portfolios with brand protection in over 50 jurisdictions.
  • Manages several global data governance and retention schedules for large international companies.
  • Assisted with assessing reporting obligations in relation to data privacy breach impacting government data.
  • Advised in the acquisition of a biotechnology company focusing on short-acting psychedelics with therapy for treatment of medical health conditions.
  • Advised in the acquisition of a Canadian gaming company by a large international gaming company.
  • Advised in the acquisition of a business management software company in the renewable energy industry.
  • Advised in the acquisition of an emerging biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing non-hallucinogenic psychedelics to treat neuro-psychological and neurological disorders.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member


  • Ontario~Canada (2021)


  • University of Toronto (J.D.) (2020)
  • Queen's University (B.A.) (2017)


  • English