Gisèle joined LaBarge Weinstein’s Licensing Group in Ottawa in 2009. Gisèle’s practice is focused on technology contracting and compliance including licensing, distribution, outsourcing, privacy and e-commerce. She is a registered trade-mark agent in Canada and holds a law degree from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining LW, articled and worked as an associate lawyer in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology department of Lovells LLP (now Hogan Lovells) in London, England where she advised on information technology, media, telecoms and data protection law. During her time in England she also in-house on secondment to two leading media and telecoms companies where she provided regulatory and joint venture support.
Gisèle draws on substantial experience in drafting, advising and negotiating complex commercial deals with a focus on practical guidance and risk analysis. She provides guidance on documentation needed for knowledge-based companies to commercialization their products and services as well as day-to-day compliance in data protection and including negotiating outsourcing licenses and technology contracts for both large institutions with considerable bargaining power as well as knowledge-based technology companies.
Panelist, Strategies for Protecting Intellectual Property in the Age of Cloud and Streaming Services, Ontario Bar Association, September 27, 2016