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François Guay

Smart & Biggar - Canada

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 3300
Montréal

QC H3B 4W5

Trade mark star 2021


Jurisdictions:

Canada

Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights
Designs
IP transactions
Trade mark
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

ICT & software
Industrials
Sports
Technology hardware
Tobacco


François Guay is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Montreal office. He has over 35 years of in-depth IP litigation experience. François has appeared before the Courts of Québec and the Federal Court of Canada. His case work in Marlboro Canada Limited v Philip Morris Products SA and Bell Canada et al v 1326030 Ontario Inc dba ITVBox.net et al were both recognized with a Milestone Case of the Year Award from Managing Intellectual Property.


In 2013 and 2014 he was named “Canada’s Trademark Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Canada, and “IP Lawyer of the Year” in 2011 by Best Lawyers. Francois is also listed in The Lexpert®/ALM 500 Guide, Lexpert® US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Guide, The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory, Expert Guides: Leading Patent Law Practitioners and Leading Trademark Law Practitioners, Chambers Global and Canada, Benchmark Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Patents, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, IAM Patent 1000, WTR 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright.

François is a Fellow of IPIC. Member of CBA, INTA, AIPPI, and the International Wine Lawyers Association.

LLL (1981). Registered Trademark Agent. Called to the Québec Bar in 1982.

Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights

Designs

IP transactions

Trade mark

Trade mark litigation

Trade mark strategy & counseling

 

Industry sectors:

ICT & software

Industrials

Sports

Technology hardware

Tobacco


Last updated 1st June 2018