Filza Tariq Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2019 - New Zealand

Year of Call: 2013 - England and Wales

Primary office:  Vancouver

Filza Tariq

Filza Tariq is an associate at Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, specializing in the Intellectual Property Group. With a diverse background spanning multiple jurisdictions, she brings a unique perspective to her practice.

A registered Trademark Agent in Canada and admitted to the bar in New Zealand and England and Wales, Filza serves clients ranging from solopreneurs to multinational corporations in various industries, including fast-moving consumer goods, fashion, healthcare and technology.

Adept at helping clients navigate the complexities of brand protection, Filza leverages her international insights to offer tailored advice while anticipating evolving business needs. Her expertise encompasses trademark clearance, prosecution, and strategic portfolio management.

Prior to joining Gowling, Filza spent five years at New Zealand’s premier intellectual property law firm, working closely with some of the nation’s most influential companies. Beyond her legal expertise, she has certified as a PADI scuba diving instructor, reflecting her adventurous spirit and innovative problem-solving approach.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2019

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, New Zealand
  • 2018

    • Community
      March 2018
      Board member of French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, England and Wales
  • 2011

    • Education
      Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2005

    • Education
      Bachelor of Science, University of Otago, New Zealand


  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand – Member from 2016 - 2019