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

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

Sepal Bonni is a partner with Carters in the Ottawa office, practicing exclusively in intellectual property and information technology law.

Sepal is a registered trademark agent and practices in all aspects of brand protection. Her trademark practice includes domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, providing registrability opinions, assisting clients with the acquisition, management, protection, and enforcement of their domestic and international trademark portfolios, and representing clients in infringement, opposition, expungement, and domain name dispute proceedings. She also assists clients with trademark licensing, sponsorship, and co-branding agreements.

Sepal’s practice also includes providing clients with comprehensive copyright assistance, including advising clients on copyright ownership and enforcement issues, counselling clients on employer and employee rights, and drafting and negotiating copyright licenses.

Sepal’s technology law practice includes assisting clients with web-based platform and mobile application development agreements, IT service agreements, technology licensing, software protection, website policies and terms of use, research agreements, and technology transfer agreements.

Prior to commencing her legal career, Sepal obtained a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biological Sciences, and completed her J.D. degree with a specialization in Law and Technology.  During her graduate studies Sepal published two studies in the scientific journal Cell Cycle.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

EDUCATION:

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

CALLED TO THE BAR:

Ontario Bar, 2013

REGISTERED TRADEMARK AGENT: 2013

Publications
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
New Developments in Brand Identity & Protection for Churches and Charities
Presented by Sepal Bonni at The 2021 Church & Charity Law Webinar.
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Intellectual Property Challenges in a Virtual World: Tips and Traps
Presented by Sepal Bonni at The 2021 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Copyright Issues in a Virtual Reality: Tips and Traps
Presented by Sepal Bonni at The 2020 Church & Charity Law Webinar.
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New Trademarks Act Now in Force: What it Means for Your Charity or NFP
Presented By Sepal Bonni on Wednesday April 15, 2020 for the Carters Spring 2020 Webinar Series.
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New Trademarks Act Now in Force: What it Means for Your Charity or NFP
Presented by Sepal Bonni at The 2020 Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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