design forward jury member & mentor

Anjli patel

Fashion Lawyer

Anjli Patel is a fashion lawyer and trademark agent in Toronto. 

After studying computer science at Queen’s University and attending law school at the University of Calgary, Anjli articled at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa and was called to the bar in 2012.

Since then, she has channeled a lifelong interest in design into blue chip fashion, a law firm that assists small businesses and independent designers in commercializing their creativity and protecting their ideas. 

Taking the world’s first academic course in fashion law at Fordham University School of Law in New York was a highlight of Anjli’s education and provided the inspiration and knowledge she needed to start her firm. 

Alongside her law practice, Anjli has written for The Business of Fashion, Paper, and Azure, is a mentor at Ryerson University’s Fashion Zone, and has served on committees at the Gardiner Museum, Design Exchange, and Royal Ontario Museum. 

Anjli is an ardent supporter of local designers and is respected for her ability to speak their language.