Alessia Monastero is an Associate Lawyer 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. Prior to joining the firm, Alessia completed her articles at a boutique intellectual property and information technology law firm in Toronto.
While in law school, Alessia interned with the Motion Picture Association of Canada as part of the IP Intensive Program at Osgoode Hall. Prior to law, Alessia studied marketing and branding 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.
Alessia is currently an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association's Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section, volunteers with the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network, and is a mentor with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. She frequently writes 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.