Monique Couture, Partner, Gowlings LLP

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Law School: University of Toronto, LLB, magna cum laude, 1993

School: Norwich University, MA, 1993

School: University of Toronto, BA, 1990

State/Provincial Admissions: Ontario (1995)

Languages: French, Russian

Monique Couture is a partner in Gowlings’ Ottawa office practising in the area of intellectual property. She specializes in trademark law and is involved in all aspects of brand protection with major multinational brand owners on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Monique was recently honoured by The World Trademark Review WTR 1000 publication – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals – where she was noted as a leading practitioner in Canada in three core areas: prosecution and strategy, enforcement and litigation, and anti-counterfeiting.

Monique’s has vast experience in brand clearance, trademark portfolio management, trademark prosecution, trademark opposition proceedings, trademark infringement, trademark litigation, and anti-counterfeiting matters. In protecting her client’s brands, Monique regularly appears before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as before the Trade-marks Opposition Board and the Registrar of Trade-marks.

Earlier in her career, Monique spent four years in Moscow, Russia where she was Head of the Gowlings’ Representative Office and set up the office’s anti-counterfeiting practice. While in Russia, Monique worked closely with many multinational companies in protecting their intellectual property rights. She also participated in the Gowlings Alternative Dispute Resolution World Bank Project and served as Vice-President of the Canadian Business Association of Russia.

Monique is fluent in English, French and Russian.

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