Bruna’s practice is focused on all contentious aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial design and trade secrets, with an emphasis on complex intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining BD&P, Bruna worked in Canada’s leading intellectual property boutique after starting her career in the IP and Technology groups of a top national law firm in Toronto, where she gained experience litigating a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceutical, telecommunications, mechanical, high technology, and software, from both a technical and economic/damages perspective.
- Trademarks protection and enforcement, passing off, and oppositions
- Patent litigation
- Copyright litigation
- Industrial design litigation
- Misuse of confidential information and trade secret litigation
- Domain name dispute resolution proceedings
- Intellectual property dispute strategies
Bruna served as judicial law clerk to the Hon. Justice Eladio Rocha of the Court of Appeals of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, for several years before immigrating to Canada. There, she was routinely engaged in deliberations in appeal proceedings involving a broad array of civil and commercial disputes. She obtained her law degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and has health science background from attending Dentistry School in the Health Sciences Faculty of the same university before transitioning to Law School.
Bruna is a volunteer lawyer for the King's Bench Amicus Program.
Bruna is a native Portuguese speaker
- Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
- The Advocates' Society
- Executive Committee Member, Canadian Bar Association's Technology and Intellectual Property Section - Alberta Chapter.
- Member, Canadian Technology Law Association
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