Tania D’Souza-Culora is a partner in Gowling WLG's Intellectual Property Group, working in the firm’s Toronto office. Specializing in global anti-counterfeiting programs, Tania assists clients in a wide range of complex — and often contentious — intellectual property matters relating to trademarks, designs, copyright, passing off and piracy.
Drawing on her broad experience developing and managing global enforcement programs in Canada, the U.K. and Hong Kong, Tania works closely with clients to:
Bolster IP rights portfolios
Identify “at risk” products
Establish a means of proofing products against infringement
Develop targeted training materials for customs to help identify suspected infringement
With expertise spanning several industry sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology, media, and consumer and luxury goods, Tania excels at providing clients with customized service tailored specifically to their needs.
In recent years, Tania has acted in infringement and administrative proceedings, overseen global customs recordal programs, led investigations into dealings in unauthorized products and has advised on several criminal actions — co-ordinating with law enforcement agencies as needed. She is also experienced in trademark prosecution and brand strategy.
Qualified in England, Wales and Ontario, Tania frequently presents on IP enforcement and strategy considerations to clients and industry groups, and has published articles in World Trademark Review (WTR), Managing Intellectual Property and Copyright World.