Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy practises intellectual property litigation and has over a decade of experience litigating copyright, patent, and trademark matters. She also provides strategic advice in the procurement and enforcement of global brands in a variety of industries, with a focus on pharmaceuticals.

Described as a “sharp tactician lauded for her detailed analysis, strategic mindset and ‎unrivalled expertise” (World Trademark Review 2020), Sangeetha has appeared as counsel in two appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in matters before the Federal Court, the Ontario Court, the Trademarks Opposition Board, and the Competition Tribunal. Sangeetha has experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, ranging from pre-litigation opinions to appeals. In addition, she regularly works with counsel in various jurisdictions to co-ordinate the Canadian part of multi-jurisdictional lawsuits. She also has an active prosecution and opposition practice focused on global trademark portfolios. She counsels clients on brand clearance and related regulatory matters.

Sangeetha is a regular speaker, a published author, and an active member of the intellectual property community. She has been chair of the Ontario Bar Association IP-IT Section, as well as the Copyright Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. She presently serves on the Canada Amicus committee of the International Trademarks Association, is a Global Fellow of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

Prior to obtaining her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, Sangeetha obtained a B.Sc. in molecular biology from the University of Toronto, and did research in psychosomatic medicine at the Toronto General Hospital.