Stéphane E. Caron
A partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, Stéphane Caron specializes in intellectual property protection and litigation. His practice focuses on copyright, trademarks, personality rights, privacy and related aspects of media law.
Stéphane provides strategic advice on contentious and non-contentious matters to a broad range of clients from entertainment companies and software businesses to airlines, fashion designers, and manufacturers of motor vehicles, clothing and other consumer goods. He also regularly advises public sector and not-for-profit organizations, including government departments, crown corporations and professional associations.
A member of the Gowling WLG's Intellectual Property Litigation Group, Stéphane represents clients before the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Trademark Opposition Board.
A former chair of the firm's Copyright National Practice Group, Stéphane has extensive experience in advising clients on copyright policy and related regulatory issues. He is the current chair of the Copyright Committee of the Canadian Intellectual Property Institute (IPIC) and the chair of the International Copyright Laws Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA). He is also co-chair of the Copyright Society Ottawa Chapter. Stéphane taught copyright law as an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa from 1998 to 2018 and continues to speak on developments in copyright, trademarks and privacy law.
Fluent in French and English, Stéphane advises and represents clients in both of Canada's official languages.