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Monique M. Couture
Partner, Trademark Agent

Speaks: English, French, Russian

Year of Call: 1995 - Ontario

Primary Office: Ottawa

Monique M. Couture

Monique is one of Canada's leading trademark lawyers. She manages a vibrant intellectual property counselling and litigation practice, with an emphasis on trademark enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and prosecution. Monique protects her clients' brands across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, music, entertainment, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceutical, hospitality, fashion and retail services. 

Monique is highly regarded for the depth of her knowledge, and the versatility of her practice. Monique is involved in all aspects of brand protection for private companies and major multinational brand owners, and acts on both contentious and non-contentious matters. She manages the Canadian trademark portfolios of many of the world's most recognized brands. 

Monique is regularly featured in the industry’s leading publications, including 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 Best Lawyers in Canada and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of Canada’ leading practitioners in this field of law.

In protecting her clients’ brands, Monique appears before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as before the Trademarks Opposition Board and the Registrar of Trademarks.

Monique spent four years in Moscow, Russia, where she established the firm’s anti-counterfeiting and litigation practice, and helped to deliver an acclaimed World Bank project in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Monique is fluent in French, English and Russian.


"Monique Couture is a 'fantastic' practitioner in the field." "She is a lawyer with 'encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian trademark law'."
Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015, Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015

Featured insights & resources

Combating Counterfeit Products Act: Broader protection for brand owners at the border

Matthew W. Boyd, Monique M. Couture

Articles June 22, 2015

Brand new strength: Canadian trademark law changes to give brand owners more enforcement muscle

Monique M. Couture, Robert A. MacDonald

Articles February 1, 2015

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2015

November 2015

Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2015

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

September 2015

The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2015

2015

September 2015

Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2015

2015

February 2015

World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, 2015

2015

2015

Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015

2015

2015

Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2015

2014

November 2014

Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2014

2014

October 2014

Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014

2014

September 2014

Who's Who Legal – The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2014

2014

February 2014

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2014

2013

February 2013

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2013)

2012

April 2012

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2012)

1995

1995

Year of Call, Ontario

1993

1993

Norwich University, MA

1993

1993

University of Ottawa, LLB, magna cum laude

1990

1990

University of Ottawa, BA

Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, Euromoney/MIP (2000, 2004)

Monique Couture
Profile highlights

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Monique Couture

Monique is one of Canada's leading trademark lawyers. She manages a vibrant intellect...

Monique Couture
Featured insights & resources

Combating Counterfeit Products Act: Broader protection for brand owners at the border

Matthew W. Boyd, Monique M. Couture

Article June 22, 2015

Memberships

Insights & Resources

Combating Counterfeit Products Act: Broader protection for brand owners at the border

Matthew W. Boyd, Monique M. Couture

Article June 22, 2015

Brand new strength: Canadian trademark law changes to give brand owners more enforcement muscle

Monique M. Couture, Robert A. MacDonald

Article February 1, 2015

Monique Couture
Profile highlights

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Monique Couture

Monique is one of Canada's leading trademark lawyers. She manages a vibrant intellect...

Insights & Resources

EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Presentations

  • Monique lectures on trade-mark law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. She has spoken on intellectual property matters at various conferences in both Russia and Canada.

Paper

  • "Uncertainty and assurance: Canada’s road to ratifying the intellectual property provisions of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement" (co-authored with John Norman and Laura Morrison) Canadian International Lawyer, vol. 10 no. 2, 2015
  • "Sound marks roar to life – National procedures" (co-authored with Rob MacDonald) World Trademark Review Daily, April 2012.  
  • Canadian chapter of Thomson’s Trade-marks Throughout the World, various years. 

Client Work

Monique Couture
Profile highlights

#
Monique Couture

Monique is one of Canada's leading trademark lawyers. She manages a vibrant intellect...

Monique Couture
Featured insights & resources

Combating Counterfeit Products Act: Broader protection for brand owners at the border

Matthew W. Boyd, Monique M. Couture

Article June 22, 2015

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