Silvia de Sousa

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Silvia’s practice is concentrated in the area of business law with an emphasis on intellectual property law and technology law. Silvia is a trademark agent.

Silvia de Sousa

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Silvia is a partner at TDS with a practice that is concentrated in the area of business law with an emphasis on intellectual property law and technology law. Her practice also includes intellectual property transactions, cannabis advertising and marketing, intellectual property protection, trademarks, copyrights, patents, and licensing matters. Silvia is a trademark agent.

Called to the Manitoba Bar in 1994, Silvia has spoken on many occasions to professional organizations and industry groups on intellectual property matters and technology law matters. She has also taught intellectual property law, solicitor transaction matters, licensing, and international law as a sessional lecturer at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, and the Asper School of Business.

Silvia served as past Chair of the National Intellectual Property Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is a former Chair and current member of the Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association. She has volunteered her time with numerous community organizations, including, the Associates, the Legal Help Centre, the Health Sciences Foundation, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Branch Council of the Manitoba Bar Association, and the American Bar Association IP Section.

Silvia was recognized nationally as a Woman of Influence by the Women of Influence Inc. and has been recognized annually by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ directory for Technology Law since 2016.

*Silvia’s services are provided through Silvia de Sousa Law Corporation


Additional Information

University of Manitoba, LLB., 1993
University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, 1990

Manitoba, 1994

Nationally Recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Women of Influence Inc.

Consistently recognized in Best Lawyers™ in Canada directory in the field of Technology Law (since 2016)

Recognized as a Lexpert-ranked leading technology lawyer in the Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences 2022

Silvia has been elected to the Branch Council of the Manitoba Bar Association.

Chair of the Transactional IP Committee of the Canadian Bar Association

Past Chair of the National Intellectual Property Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association

Chair of the IP Transactions and Licensing Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law

Former Chair and currently a member of the Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association

Past Chair of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Policy Committee

Past Membership Board Member of American Bar Association (Section of Intellectual Property Law)

Liaison to the LES patent Licensing Standards Committee from the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

Board Member of The Associates

Chair of the Recruitment Committee of The Associates

Sponsor of Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Past Board Member of Health Sciences Centre Foundation

Volunteer at The Legal Help Centre Inc.

Former Director of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Committee Member of the Treasury Risk Oversight Committee for The Province of Manitoba

Past Member of Nominations Committee of 2015 Women of Distinction Awards

Past Member of Pitblado Lectures Organizing Committee

Volunteer at Legal Start Up Clinic

Past Mentor on the North Forge Mentor Council

Teaches Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law of Manitoba

Board Member of The University of Manitoba Business School Foundation

Silvia is a member of the following Lex Mundi practice groups: Intellectual Property, E-Commerce, Privacy, Outsourcing, Technology, Telecommunications

Seasonal Lecturer for The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law and Asper School of Business on solicitor transaction matters, intellectual property matters, licencing matters and international law matters.

Silvia has spoken on many occasions to professional organizations and industry groups on intellectual property matters, data, technology and business matters.

Law Society presentations on intellectual property and technology matters.

Manitoba Bar Association presentations on intellectual property and technology matters.

Seminars on intellectual property, data, technology and business law matters.