Sepal Bonni   B.Sc., M.Sc., J.D., Trademark Agent

Sepal Bonni
Ottawa Office
Tel: (613) 235-4774 x306
Fax: (613) 235-9838
Toll Free: (866) 388-9596
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001
Fax: (519) 942-0300

Sepal Bonni was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 and joined Carters’ Ottawa office to practice intellectual property, privacy and information technology law after having articled with a trade-mark firm in Ottawa. 

Since starting at Carters, Sepal has assisted clients with various privacy matters including the development of appropriate policies, handbooks and consents, counselling clients on cross-border data storage and transfer concerns, and providing guidance on compliance with Canadian privacy laws. 

Sepal is a registered trade-mark agent and has practiced in all aspects of domestic and foreign trade-mark prosecution and portfolio management.  Sepal has counselled clients with various trade-mark maintenance matters, including representing clients in infringement matters, conducting trade-mark registrability opinions, and representing clients in opposition, expungement, and Uniform Domain Name Dispute-Resolution Policy proceedings.  Sepal has also assisted in representing clients before the Trade-mark Opposition Board, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Sepal holds a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and a M.Sc. in Biology/Biochemistry, and completed her J.D. degree at the University of Ottawa with a specialization in Law and Technology in 2010.  During her graduate studies Sepal published two studies in the scientific journal Cell Cycle


Intellectual Property and Privacy.


J.D., University of Ottawa, 2011
M.Sc., University of Windsor, 2007
B.Sc., University of Windsor, 2004


Ontario Bar, 2013

The Impact of The US-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT (USMCA) On Privacy and IP Issues
By Esther Shainblum and Sepal Bonni, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 433, October 25, 2018.
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Implications of The EU's General Data Protection Regulation in Canada
By Esther Shainblum, Sepal Bonni, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 419, April 25, 2018.
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Opt-In Versus Opt-Out? Federal OPC Comments on Consent
By Sepal Bonni and Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 365, April 29, 2015.
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Register Trade-Marks Now Before Amendments Take Effect
By Sepal Bonni & Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 360, February 25, 2015.
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The Tort of Domain Name Passing Off
By Sepal Bonni Charity Law Bulletin No. 342, June 24, 2014.
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Speaking Engagements
Protecting Your Brand in the Digital Age
Presented By Sepal Bonni on Wednesday May 1, 2019 for the Carters Webinar Series - Spring 2019.
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Protecting Your Brand in the Digital Age
Presented by Sepal Bonni at The 2019 Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Your Association's Brand and Reputation: Why it Matters?
Presented by Sepal Bonni and Terrance S. Carter on July 12, 2018 at the 2018 CSAE Trillium Summer Summit in London, Ontario.
Copyright Issues for Charities and NFPs in the Digital Era
Presented by Sepal Bonni on June 8, 2017 for the Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series - Spring 2017.
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Privacy Pitfalls for Charities and NFPs (and How to Avoid Them)
Presented by Sepal Bonni at The 2017 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar.
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