Michel A. Chartrand Partner

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2000 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-8657

Fax: +1 613-563-9869

Email: michel.chartrand@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa

Michel A. Chartrand

Michel Chartrand is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. A member of the Intellectual Property Group, Michel's practice is primarily focussed on national and international trademark prosecution and litigation.

Michel's vast experience extends to trademark clearance, trademark prosecution, trademark portfolio management, trademark opposition and expungement proceedings, trademark infringement, trademark litigation, and anti-counterfeiting matters. His practice also focuses on trademark issues as they relate to copyright, licensing, domain names and information technology.

Michel's clients include international intellectual property counsel, national and multinational corporations to small business owners as well as government institutions and other organizations. His work spans a broad range of industries, including alcoholic, non-alcoholic and brewery beverages, food processing, oil and gas, textiles and fashion, chemicals, sports, software and others. Michel represents clients before the Federal Court of Canada and the Trademark Opposition Board.

Michel is a barrister and solicitor, as well as a registered trademark agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. He is active in numerous national and international committees and industry groups.

Michel is a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). Michel is also a member of the Marques Famous and Well-Known Marks Team.

Michel practises in both English and French.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

  • 2021

    • Rankings & Awards
      March 2021
      World IP Review Leaders 2021
  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2000

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1998

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, LLB
  • 1995

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, B.Sc.


  • Association of European Trade Mark Owners
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • European Communities Trademark Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
  • Law Society of Ontario