Heather Boyd

Heather Boyd

Heather Boyd, Founder of Pillar IP

Registered Trademark Agent

Heather Boyd is a registered trademark agent and has over 20 years of experience working in the intellectual property law field and has been working in the legal field for over 30 years (10+ years a senior litigation paralegal).

Heather is recognized by the United States Patent & Trademarks Office (US PTO) to act on behalf of Canadian nationals/companies. Heather founded Pillar IP, Inc. in October 2012.


  • IP law regarding charity and non-profit organizations 
  • IP related to fitness and sports 
  • Food & Beverage IP processes

Currently she is a member of:

  • Non-Lawyer Trademark Agents Committee
  •  Sole and Small Practice Committee 
  •  Women in IP Committee 

Holds the Past-Chair Position for:

  • Membership and Information Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) 

Who is Heather?

Heather is an active volunteer and IP advisor in many community charities and not-for-profit organizations.  

As a nature lover, she is passionate about the effects of climate change.  Soon to be living in a rammed earth home built almost entirely by women-owned businesses, she champions a small carbon footprint and the support local mantra. 

Heather has always been a bit of a health nut.  An avid hiker, cyclist and gardener, she can usually be found on the weekends creating delicious meals from scratch for her family and out on the trails with her dog. 

She is also part of the highland dancing community in Ottawa; as a dancer, sponsor and volunteer.  

As a certified sommelier, Heather created a vlog, IP Somm™, under the Pillar IP YouTube Channel as an awareness campaign – pairing information about IP with great conversation and tasty beverages in an attempt to make IP more palatabl

Heather received The Osgoode Certificate in Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 2020.