Michelle is a senior intellectual property lawyer and the head of the trademarks group at Torys LLP. Her practice focuses on all aspects of Canadian trademarks law including managing large trademark portfolios, providing clearance opinions, oppositions and enforcement. For many years, Michelle has advised and represented multinational and domestic clients in the intellectual property area with a particular emphasis on the retail, consumer product, clothing and food industries. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science, LLB and MBA and she is a registered Canadian patent and trademark agent. She is currently a task force leader on the enforcement committee at INTA after two terms on the parallel imports committee.