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Christian Bolduc has practised in the field of intellectual property for more than 25 years with a focus on trademark law. His experience covers all stages of the trademark life cycle and consists primarily of procurement, oppositions and cancellation proceedings, management, strategic counselling and enforcement. He routinely prepares and prosecutes trademark applications and prepares opinions on availability, registrability, validity and infringement. He is also highly skilled in assisting with trademark portfolio management, including selecting trademarks with particular value, implementing national and international filing and enforcement strategies in accordance with clients' commercial objectives, and setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks both in-house and externally. This in-depth knowledge and experience ultimately allows the clients that Christian works with to increase the value of their trademark portfolios in Canada and abroad.

Christian also advises clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks, including the negotiation and drafting of license agreements, international co-existence agreements, IP asset audits, and the preparation and implementation of due diligence investigations. He also regularly handles complex trademark opposition proceedings and appeals from Registrar decisions and assists in litigation strategy and execution.

Christian is honoured to have been listed in several internationally recognized directories, such as The Canadian Legal LEXPERT®Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners, World Trademark Review 1000 – The Definitive Guide to Trademark Legal Services, Who's Who Legal: Trademarks and Who's Who Legal: Canada.

Christian works with clients ranging in size from local start-ups to multinational corporations. A long-spanning career, his knowledge of the law in Canada, the U.S. and abroad, and an approach driven by clients' business objectives are the traits that make Christian a strong asset for our clients.

Location

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

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • Université Laval, M.Sc. Microbiology/Immunology, graduated 1990
  • Université Laval, B.Sc. Microbiology, graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Quebec, Quebec Bar 1994

Affiliations

  • Association des praticiens du droit des marques et des modèles (APRAM) - Member
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) - Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada - Fellow
  • International Trademark Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Advertising and Marketing Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Advertising and Marketing Law, Montréal, Canada (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Awards:

  • Recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law
  • Listed in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory under Intellectual Property
  • Recognized in each edition of Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners since 2012
  • Recognized in each edition of Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners since 2005
  • Recognized annually in Who's Who Legal: Trademarks since 2011
  • Recognized annually in Who's Who Legal: Canada under trademarks since 201
  • Recognized annually in Who's Who Legal: Canada under trademarks since 2011
  • Recognized annually in World Trademark Review 1000 – The Definitive Guide to Trademark Legal Services under prosecution and strategy since 2012

Registered Trademark Agent 1995

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