Associate Lawyer & Trademark Agent
Alessia Monastero is an Associate Lawyer and Trademark Agent at Bhole IP Law. Her practice includes assisting clients with the protection, enforcement, and licensing of intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on trademarks. Alessia also helps clients commercialize their intellectual property by preparing, reviewing and advising on intellectual property and other commercial agreements.
Alessia plays an active role in the legal community, holding executive positions with the Ontario Bar Association's Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Section and Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section. She also sits on the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and volunteers with the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network.
Alessia is a frequent speaker and writer on brand protection issues relating to fashion and design, and was given the Barry D. Torno Award in 2018 and 2019 for her research in this area. She is an advisor with The Fashion Zone at the Toronto Metropolitan University, and holds a certificate in fashion law from the Fashion Law Institute at New York's Fordham Law School.
Prior to completing her legal studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, Alessia studied marketing at the Schulich School of Business. Alessia combines her background in business with her knowledge of the law to help clients develop strategies to best protect their brands.