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.
Last updated 1st June 2018