Nathan Piché is a lawyer in Gowling WLG's Intellectual Property Group, based in the firm's Ottawa office. His practice focuses on trademark and copyright law.
Nathan’s practice includes trademark searching, prosecution, opposition and non-use cancellation proceedings, enforcement, litigation, and international portfolio management, as well as copyright litigation, proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada, and advising on a wide-range of copyright related issues.
After being called to the Ontario bar in 2016, he began his career in insurance defence, where he gained extensive litigation experience and appeared before Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court.
Nathan completed his JD at the University of Ottawa. An active participant in moot court competitions, Nathan was part of a team that placed first at the Harold G. Fox Moot, which focuses on Canadian intellectual property, and was a quarter finalist at the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot. He was also a laureate of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and completed legal internships in criminal law and public policy.
Prior to entering law school, Nathan worked at a non-profit employment agency. He also spent five years touring as a professional musician across Canada, the United States and Australia, and was nominated for two Juno Awards. Nathan often draws on his broad and unique life experiences to help him better understand his clients' needs and deliver helpful legal advice.
Nathan volunteers as a board member for the Meeting House and is a member of the International Trademarks Association.