François Guay is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and 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.
François is 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. In numerous surveys, clients and colleagues have noted Francois as a “major practitioner” who has a knack for finding the most efficient route out of trouble (IAM Patents 1000, 2017).