Sanjay Goorachurn

Smart & Biggar - Canada

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 3300

QC H3B 4W5

Trade mark star 2022



Practice areas:

IP transactions
Trade mark
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Financial services
ICT & software

Sanjay Goorachurn is a partner in Smart & Biggar’s Montreal office. He has significant experience in developing IP management programmes and IP strategies globally; structuring, negotiating and drafting IP aspects of complex and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, IPOs, licensing, cross-border financing and private equity transactions, regional and global joint ventures, and public and private collaborative research transactions; conducting multi-jurisdictional IP due diligence investigations on both the buy and sell sides of IP-related transactions and financing; and conducting IP audits in the context of assessing, improving and implementing IP management programs for clients in support of their business objectives and corporate strategy.

Sanjay's clients include innovative start-ups; small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada, the United States, Europe and other relevant commercial markets; multinational corporations; venture capital/private equity investors; and governmental research organisations. He counsels clients in several industries, including clean tech and energy, industrial, consumer and sport products, transportation, cosmeceuticals, pharmaceutical and animal health, software, telecommunications and gaming.

Sanjay has been recognised by clients in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners as “a pro at creating value for companies and can always be counted on to manage the IP aspects of complex transactions with a steady hand”. He has been recognized since 2012 in the annual edition of IAM Patent 1000, The Best Lawyers in Canada for IP since 2021 and Technology Law since 2015, MIP IP Stars since 2014, IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists since 2019, World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals since 2020, and a WIPR Leader by World IP Review Leaders since 2020.

BSc (Chemistry); LLB (1990). Certified Licensing Professional. Registered Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar (1992). Called to the Quebec Bar (2006).


Last updated 7 October 2021