Paula Clancy is a partner and Trademark Agent in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Certified by the LSO as a Specialist in IP (Trademarks), she is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Paula works with in-house counsel to assist with trademark filing strategies, global portfolio management and procurement. Her clients range from start-ups and SMEs to prominent public companies, including a number of global brands. Her clients operate in industries including technology, fashion, consumer goods, cosmetics, food and beverage, sports, banking, manufacturing and life sciences. Paula also has experience working with women and minority-owned businesses. She currently serves as: a director of the International Trademark Association (INTA); the director and secretary of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC); Canada's national delegate for the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI); and "councillor" of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property AIPPI (Canada). Paula is a past recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal's Top 40 Under Forty Award and Distinctive Women Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She has been recognized in World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000, The Best Lawyers in Canada and the Legal 500 Canada.