François Guay - Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

François Guay

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 514-954-1500

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.

Additional Information

  • Registered Trademark Agent 1983
Université de Montréal
Intellectual Property Institute of CanadaInternational Trademark AssociationInternational Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)European Communities Trade Mark AssociationInternational League of Competition Law (LIDC)Association des juristes pour le droit de la vigne et du vinCanadian Bar Association

Office Location

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 3300
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property Law of the Montréal Metro Area
François Guay has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law (Litigation)

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