Our Approach

Canaan Bridges Consulting Inc. knows that how you position yourself in the global marketplace makes the difference between success and failure. We know markets. We know industries. Canaan Bridges Consulting Inc. provides intellectual property and trade-related consulting to firms, governments, early-stage entrepreneurs and other organizations in developed, emerging and least developing countries.

Our Story

Canaan Bridges Consulting Inc. was founded by a female entrepreneur and international IP lawyer Dr. Marsha Simone Cadogan who has a passion for helping MSMEs and economies position their businesses and projects towards global success stories.

A Word From Our Founder

Dr. Marsha Simone Cadogan, Bsc. LLB. LLM. PhD (Intellectual Property)

Our interest is in making sure that your projects succeed. Our focus is on building sustainable bridges between knowledge economy rights holders and users by providing international and domestic key stakeholders with the knowledge, resources and support necessary to achieve sustainable competitiveness and innovation in economies. We operate in all areas of intellectual property law as well as related areas such as brand building, valuation, marketing and public policy. We help you to develop your Story.


Dr. Marsha S. Cadogan’s background is in international intellectual property rights law, innovation, technology and development, teaching and business management. She has a PhD in intellectual property rights law, over eleven years of experience in IP law and policy analysis, and is of the Bar of Ontario. She has extensive knowledge of market and legal trends in many jurisdictions including in developed and emerging economies. She is often invited to speak at many international law conferences on IP issues. Marsha also volunteers extensively in domestic and international law and business based associations and networks.

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Law Association – Canada (Board member)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
  • International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Association of Food Law and Policy
  • Standards Council of Canada – Canadian expert to Technical Committee on Blockchains and distributed ledger technologies