Monica Sharma of Clark Wilson LLP

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Monica Sharma is Associate Counsel with the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Groups.

Monica practices in the area of complex commercial transactions, including technology-based transactions, commercialization of technology and intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and e-commerce transactions. She advises technology businesses at all stages of development including strategic advice on formation, financing, commercialization and mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising businesses on information technology matters such as licensing and software development. She has extensive experience in intellectual property matters, including copyright, trademarks and the commercialization and protection of all forms of intellectual property. Monica is a registered trademark agent.

Monica has spoken at numerous conferences for industry associations such as the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Insight Conferences, The Canadian Institute, the Legal Education Society of Alberta and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada on topics including technology licenses, IP law and the Internet.

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with First Class Honours, from the University of Alberta and her Bachelor of Common Law and Bachelor of Civil Law, both with Distinction, from McGill University. Monica is fluent in French and completed part of her studies in French. Monica is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Law Society of Alberta, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.

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