François Guay is a partner in Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh's Montreal office and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee where he has practiced exclusively in intellectual property litigation for close to 30 years. He has in-depth experience in advising clients on IP litigation strategies, conducting discoveries, examinations and cross-examinations, as well as preparing highly persuasive arguments to be presented in court.
Françoisis among the top five most experienced intellectual property litigators in Canada and has appeared before the Courts of Quebec and the Federal Court of Canada. He has argued many cases that have resulted in leading jurisprudence in the fields of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets and computer related technology. More than 100 of the cases he has been involved in thus far have been reported in Canada. He also has a vast amount of experience with extraordinary recourses such as interim or interlocutory injunctions, seizures before judgement, and anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters.
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