Monique Couture, a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, manages a vibrant intellectual property practice, with an emphasis on trademark enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, global trademark protection strategy, and domestic prosecution. Monique is involved in all aspects of brand protection and her clients’ brands cross many industries, including gaming, manufacturing, music, entertainment, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceutical, hospitality, fashion, and retail services. She appears before the Trademarks Opposition Board, the Registrar of Trademarks, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Monique currently chairs the Education and Awareness Subcommittee of INTA’s Data Protection Committee. Monique spent four years in Moscow, Russia, where she established the firm's anti-counterfeiting and litigation practices. 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, andnamed an Acritas Star from 2017 to 2020.