Andreas J.M. Kalogiannides
I am born and raised in Toronto (Scarborough). I am a graduate of the dual LL.B./M.A. program at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University (Norman Paterson School of International Affairs), with a law degree specialization in Law & Technology. I wrote my Master’s degree thesis on the impact of novel patent licensing models on the development of new biotechnologies.
In the course of my practice, I counsel my clients as regards corporate, intellectual property, music & entertainment, and litigation matters, including representing many creative businesses, start-ups, and non-profit organizations. I also represent music & arts organizations, record labels, and creative companies in their business affairs, and music artists in recording, publishing, management and licensing deals.
Prior to founding Kalogiannides Law, I gained experience at a boutique Toronto IP firm, Universal Music Canada, the Future of Music Coalition, Re:Sound Music Licensing Company and Access Copyright.
Academically, I am most interested in issues at the intersection of the music business and the law, particularly in how novel copyright licensing models and new technologies shape how we create, consume and remix culture. Outside of the office, I enjoy running, following basketball and Formula 1 racing, blogging (The Redline), travelling and live music. I am a classically-trained pianist, guitar player and hobbyist songwriter (though I don’t get to write as often as I would like).
Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)
- Master of Arts (International Affairs), Carleton University
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Ottawa
- Honours Bachelor of Arts (Double Major, Philospophy and Law), York University
- How Legal is Your Music Playlist? JUST. Magazine
- Corrigenda. JUST. Magazine (regular column).
- Public Photography, The Police and Your Rights, Young Lawyers’ Division Newsletter, February 2014.
- Monetizing Music File-Sharing: Reconciling Consumer Behaviour with a Willingness to Pay, Canadian Bar Association National Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section Newsletter, January 2014.
- Legal and Regulatory Confusion in the Transmission of Music over P2P Networks: A Voluntary Collective Licensing Proposal based the Use of Internet Traffic-Management Practices, Ontario Bar Association Entertainment, Media and Communications Section Newsletter Journal, Vol. 20, No.1.