Bruna is a native of Brazil. She holds an LL.M. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, an LL.B. degree from the Federal University of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association. While at Osgoode, Bruna served as research and teaching assistant in both Contract Law & Tort Law competencies, and remains an active editor for IPilogue — Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law Blog.
Bruna served as law clerk to the Hon. Justice Eladio Rocha of the Court of Appeal of the State of Santa Catarina for a number of years. While at the Court of Appeal, she was routinely engaged in appeal proceedings, assisting in deliberations on a broad array of civil and commercial disputes, including in the areas of contract law, general negligence, medical malpractice, professional liability, privacy, defamation and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) liability, and real property. She also dealt with copyright collective agencies in a series of copyright disputes for collecting artists’ copyright fees.
Since arriving in Canada, she has obtained significant exposure to matters of Intellectual Property and Technology law from interning in a multi-lingual law boutique with focus on IP, licensing, franchising, and international law, and then summering at McCarthy Tétrault in the IP Litigation and Technology practice groups. She has a breadth of experience in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, and has health science background from two years in Dentistry School.