We are a dedicated team that works together to ensure each and every one of our clients receives the services they need and more at OLLIP P.C. We work to understand your goals and IP needs, so you can get back to doing what you do best–running your business.

Our Professionals

Staff & Administration

  • Mary Gonsalves
  • Ghislaine Lalonde (Financial Administrator)
  • Claudia Pietrulla (Foreign Department)
  • Bernadette Sisk
  • Isabella Vigliotti
  • Tarek Shehab (IT)

Interested in working with OLLIP P.C.? We’d love to have you join our professional team. We are always looking for new up and coming talent.

More Information / Current Openings

Bayo Odutola, Managing Principal

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Bayo Odutola has over 22 years of experience practicing intellectual property (IP) law. He handles all aspects of IP litigation (opposition, cancellation/expungement proceedings and domain name disputes), prosecution, acquisition, clearance and advice with a particular emphasis on trademarks, copyright, licensing and technology-related issues. Bayo has handled numerous proceedings before the Canadian Trademarks Office, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has represented clients from Juno and Academy Award winners to chemical companies, chocolate manufacturers and pizzerias.

He is certified as a specialist in IP (Trademark/Copyright) Law by the Law Society of Ontario and has served on LSO’s Committee for the Certification of Specialists in Intellectual Property Law.

Memberships

Credentials

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, 2003-2004
  • Law Society of Ontario, 1996
  • Registered Trademark Agent, 1996
  • University of Ottawa, LL.B, 1994
  • Université de Lausanne, B.C.L., 1990

Awards

  • Ranked as a top trademark professional in the World Trademark Review 1000 (2014 and 2015 editions)
  • Top Forty under 40 business people by the Ottawa Business Journal

Publications

Karen Hansen

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Karen Hansen is a registered trademark agent. She has represented a wide range of clients from individually owned start-up companies to large multi-national corporations. Karen has extensive experience in all proceedings before the Canadian Trademarks Office, including applications to register trademarks, opposition proceedings, Section 45 expungement proceedings, and ownership changes. She also advises trademark owners on protecting their trademarks in foreign countries and arranges for registration of marks outside Canada.

Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

Credentials

  • Registered Trademark Agent, 1983

Julie Daet

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Julie is currently an associate lawyer at OLLIP P.C. Prior to completing her articles with the Firm, Julie received her Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba.

Her prior legal experience includes serving as Research Assistant for UNB Law’s 1L Legal Advocacy Moot Program, and volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada and UNB Student Union’s Legal Information Centre. Committed to gaining further exposure to legal advocacy, she volunteered with the Canadian Qualifying Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Competition and Regional Qualifying Rounds of the Sopinka Cup Trial Advocacy Moot.

Memberships

  • Bar of Ontario, 2019
  • Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations

Credentials

  • Law Society of Ontario, 2019
  • Juris Doctor, University of New Brunswick, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Manitoba, 2014

Awards

  • Leycester D. D’Arcy, Q.C. Prize in Evidence (for highest academic standing in Evidence Law)
  • Best Objections in Third Year Trial Practice (by class nomination)

Katie Allen

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Katie is currently an articling student at OLLIP P.C. Prior to starting her articles with the Firm; Katie received her Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, and her Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia.

Her prior experience includes working in the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Victoria, and working on policy, and legislation at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Katie’s passion for the merger in science and law led her to pursue intellectual property and gained her a concentration in Environmental Law and Sustainability in her Juris Doctor.

Credentials

  • Juris Doctor, University of Victoria, 2019
  • Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia, 2016

Awards

  • Professor Jim Ellis Memorial Prize in International Law
  • UBC Student Leader Recognition

Staff & Administration

Behind each of our professionals stands an exemplary team of support and administration staff. Our support staff assist our professionals in all aspects of IP portfolio and litigation management, but also provide our clients with efficient, accessible, and personalized attention, to ensure their IP and businesses receive the protection they deserve. Our team of support staff include:

Isabella Vigliotti

Mary Gonsalves

Claudia Pietrulla