Andrea Pitts Partner Trademark Agent


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2014 - Ontario


Primary office:  Ottawa




Andrea Pitts

Andrea Pitts is a partner, lawyer and trademark agent in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Her practice covers all aspects of intellectual property with a focus on trademarks and copyright.

Andrea understands the unique and often intricate IP challenges faced by businesses across various sectors. From health sciences to pharmaceuticals, food and beverage and technology, Andrea collaborates with national and global organizations alike, tailoring her advice to meet their specific needs and maximize the value of their IP assets.

Andrea is a pragmatic advisor and problem solver. She assists clients at all stages of development to secure, protect and enforce their intellectual property. This includes managing complex trademark portfolios, providing opinions on the availability of new trademarks, and representing clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s Opposition Board. Andrea ensure her clients’ intellectual property is protected and positioned for growth and revenue generation.

Additionally, Andrea provides strategic advice on contentious copyright matters and has represented clients before the Federal Court in cases involving copyright infringement and related issues.

What sets Andrea apart is her ability to connect with her clients on a personal level. Responsive to their needs, she takes the time to understand their business challenges and goals, helping IP owners overcome obstacles and optimize new opportunities.

Prior to her legal career, Andrea was a scientific researcher of neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2024

    • Rankings & Awards
      February 2024
      World Trademark Review 1000 2024
  • 2014

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2014
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2013

    • Education
       2013
      University of Ottawa, JD
  • 2010

    • Education
       2010
      University of Western Ontario, MSc
  • 2007

    • Education
       2007
      University of Western Ontario, HBSc

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada