A partner with the Gowling WLG Ottawa office, Stéphane Caron specializes in intellectual property protection and litigation. His practice focuses on copyright, trademarks, personality rights, privacy and related aspects of media law. He provides strategic advice on contentious and non-contentious matters to a broad range of clients from entertainment companies and software businesses to manufacturers of motor vehicles, clothing and other consumer goods. He also regularly advises public sector and not-for-profit organisations, including government departments, crown corporations and professional associations. Stéphane represents clients before the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Trademark Opposition Board. A former chair of the Gowling WLG Copyright National Practice Group, Stéphane has extensive experience in advising clients on copyright policy and related regulatory issues. He is Vice-Chair of the Copyright Technical Committee of the Canadian Intellectual Property Institute (IPIC) and former chair of IPIC’s Copyright Policy Committee. Stéphane has taught copyright law as an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa since 1998 and speaks regularly on developments in copyright, trademarks and privacy law.