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.

Registered Trademark Agent: 2013

Education & Call To The Bar
   
 
  • J.D., University of Ottawa, 2011
  • M.Sc., University of Windsor, 2007
  • B.Sc., University of Windsor, 2004
  • Ontario Bar, 2013
  • Registered Trademark Agent, 2013
Publications
   
 
By Sepal Bonni and Barry W. Kwasniewski, Published in the June 2022 Charity & NFP Law Update, June 29, 2022.
By Esther Shainblum and Sepal Bonni, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 433, October 25, 2018.
By Esther Shainblum, Sepal Bonni, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 419, April 25, 2018.
By Sepal Bonni and Terrance S. Carter Charity Law Bulletin No. 365, April 29, 2015.
 
Speaking Engagements & Seminar Materials
   
 
Presented by Terrance S. Carter and Sepal Bonni for the CSAE National Conference in Halifax on October 20, 2022.
Presented by Sepal Bonni at The 2021 Church & Charity Law Webinar.
Presented by Sepal Bonni at The 2021 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.