AT A GLANCE
Founded in Montreal in 1892, ROBIC is internationally renowned and has earned a reputation for excellence in intellectual property in Canada. Our firm has offices in Montreal and Quebec City, and includes a team of over 180 support staff and highly qualified professionals specializing in intellectual property and business law.
Nationally, ROBIC is ranked fifth largest trademark agent by volume of applications filed and has earned an undeniable reputation for the quality and number of patents filed annually in Canada. Our experienced litigation lawyers, some of whom are recognized by their peers as being the best intellectual property litigators in the country, represent our clients in all courts, including the Federal Court of Canada, provincial courts in Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as specialized administrative tribunals.
In addition to offering all intellectual property services, ROBIC has an experienced team of business lawyers whose expertise is recognized internationally. Our business law team advises our clients on how to obtain and maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace, and provides creative yet pragmatic solutions to complex problems. It has earned an enviable reputation in areas such as corporate and commercial law, and other more specialized areas of business law, including technology transfer and licensing, competition, telecommunications and information technology.
For 125 years, ROBIC has been the benchmark for the protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights and other intangible assets in Canada.
With more than 65 highly experienced and qualified professionals, our team has undeniable expertise in all aspects of intellectual property and business law in Canada. Our primary objective is to find practical solutions, create innovative and pragmatic strategies and meet the legal and commercial needs of our clients in order to protect their intangibles and optimize their chances of success.
For 125 years, our reputation for excellence and our business law, litigation, patents, trademarks and copyright professionals have helped our clients achieve success.
Founded in 1892 by the Marion brothers—both engineers—the firm flourished under the direction of Raymond A. Robic, who joined the patent and trademark agency in 1917. Raymond A. Robic quickly became the firm’s driving force, and the ROBIC name found its way onto the firm’s letterhead in 1932, where it has remained ever since. Under the leadership and vision of the late Raymond A. Robic, author, teacher and inventor, the firm grew in size, expertise and reputation.
In 1970, the law firm LEGER ROBIC RICHARD was formed to provide specialized services in the field of intellectual property counselling, litigation and licensing, primarily to ROBIC clients. Over the years, the law firm leveraged its niche status to grow and diversify its practice to include business law and commercial litigation while continuing to grow its traditional practice, covering all aspects of intellectual property.
The synergies between the law firm and the patent and trademark agency flourished over the decades to the point that the two firms merged their activities into one fully integrated entity that offers the full range of intellectual property services under the ROBIC trademark—a single brand for a singular institution representing a long tradition of excellence.
The Province’s urban economy which has traditionally been geared to manufacturing, has succeeded in taking its place among the world leaders of the new global economy. The Province’s two main urban hubs are recognised as hotbeds for research and development in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, aeronautics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and clean-tech, and have an abundant supply of venture capital. Montreal and Quebec City combined boast a total of six universities, as well as many institutes and research centres who feed the knowledge economy. Our local clientele and practice are a reflection of the technological and economic reality of Montreal, Quebec City and their surroundings.
Firm Practice Areas
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Biotechnology Law
- Information Technology Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Technology Law