I am a lawyer and trademark agent, working with creative clients across various industries including retail, technology, entertainment, and food & beverage. I am passionate about helping businesses grow, with 5+ years of entrepreneurial experience managing various projects, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and developing branding strategies. My scope of practice includes trademark prosecution, trademark and copyright infringement, intellectual property licensing and assignments, marketing, digital media, data security, privacy rights, and related commercial matters. I combine my background in business with my knowledge of the law to help clients develop strategies to best protect their brands.
I am an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association's IT & IP Law Section and Entertainment Law Section, sit on the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, volunteer with the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network, and am a mentor with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.
As a frequent speaker and writer on brand protection issues relating to fashion and design, I was given the Barry D. Torno Award in 2018 and 2019 for my research in this area, and hold a certificate in fashion law from the Fashion Law Institute at New York's Fordham Law School. I strive to be a significant voice in the discussion surrounding how to best support and grow Canada’s fashion and apparel industry.
Inspired by the power of of collaboration and creativity, Alessia continues to learn from those around her. Connect with Alessia here.