Monique Couture, a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, manages a vibrant intellectual property counselling and litigation practice, with an emphasis on trademark enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, and prosecution. Monique is involved in all aspects of brand protection across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, music, entertainment, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceutical, hospitality, fashion, and retail services. She manages the Canadian trademark portfolios of many of the world's most recognized brands. She appears before the Trademarks Opposition Board, the Registrar of Trademarks, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Monique is the past chair of the Canada subcommittee of INTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and currently a member of INTA’s Data Protecting Committee. She regularly speaks and publishes on developments in trademark law. Monique has been recognized in some of the foremost Canadian and international legal directories including World Trademark Review 1000, Who's Who Legal: Trademarks, Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Practitioners, Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, Who's Who Legal: Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.
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