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 and prosecution. She co-chairs the Firm’s Metaverse task force. Monique works across many industries, including gaming, manufacturing, music, entertainment, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceutical, hospitality, fashion and retail. She appears before the Trademarks Opposition Board, the Registrar of Trademarks, Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Monique serves on INTA’s Geographical Indications Committee and CBA’s Trademarks Committee. She has been recognized in both 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. Monique wasnamed an “Acritas Star” from 2017 to 2020, World Trademark Review selected her for inclusion in the 2021 and 2022 editions of WTR Global Leaders and she was included in the 2022 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Global Elite.