Karl Racine Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2021 - Ontario


Primary office:  Ottawa


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Karl Racine

Karl Racine is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the Intellectual Property Group. He assists clients with protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, with a focus on patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs. Fluently bilingual, Karl advises and represents clients in both English and French.

Outside of the firm, Karl is also a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, where he teaches the trademark portion of the Intellectual Property Law class to upper-year students.

Karl completed his French Common Law degree at the University of Ottawa. During law school, Karl competed in the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot and the National Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in the United States. He was also a teaching assistant in alternative dispute resolution, and served as a member of the University of Ottawa's Senate Appeals Committee, which makes final decisions on individual cases of academic appeal.

Prior to law school, Karl earned his bachelor's degree with honours in biomedical sciences and contributed to several peer-reviewed articles in bio-organic chemistry and neurophysiology.

In his spare time, Karl endeavours to increase access to legal education for Black students in Canada and enjoys coaching high school basketball.

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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2021

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2021
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2020

    • Education
       2020
      University of Ottawa, JD, French Common Law Program
  • 2017

    • Education
       2017
      University of Ottawa, BSc (Hons) in biomedical sciences, summa cum laude
  • M. A. R. Raycroft, K. E. Racine, C. N. Rowley and J. W. Keillor : "Mechanisms of Alkyl and Aryl Thiolate Addition to N-Methylmaleimide", J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 11674-11685.
  • Tremblay, F., Remaud, A., Mekonnen, A., Gholami-Boroujeny, S., Racine, K.E., and Bolic, M. (2015). Lasting depression in corticomotor excitability associated with local scalp cooling. Neurosci. Lett. 600, 127-131. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2015.06.008.