An accomplished IP litigator, Jean-Sébastien is committed to providing legal solutions and achieving results that fit with his clients’ short- and long-term business plans. Clients rely on him to present potential options and to provide decisive guidance on the best course of action. Earning trust is key to Jean-Sébastien’s effectiveness, enabling him to act on behalf of his clients in a timely and strategic manner.
Never one to compromise on quality, he is diligent in preparing and advocating for clients in court, while anticipating issues and challenges that may arise from the opposing side. Focusing on intellectual property litigation in the areas of trademarks, patents and copyright, Jean-Sébastien is involved in all aspects of litigation from preparing and initiating new court proceedings to bringing complex cases to trial.
Jean-Sébastien's practice includes finding and working with technical and financial experts; preparing and arguing various motions; as well as preparing and presenting evidence, witnesses and submissions at trial before the Federal Court and Quebec Superior Court. Jean-Sébastien also has significant experience in the conduct of appeals before the Federal Court of Appeal.His client activities involve small to large Canadian and foreign corporations in different fields such as dental prosthetics (Nobel Biocare), tobacco (Imperial Tobacco Canada), hockey equipment and apparel (Bauer Hockey), transport (Camso) and steel (Lainco).
He was awarded a First-Class grade from the University of Cambridge for his Master of Law thesis, which focused on the notion of trademark use and addressed the issue of invisible use of trademarks in meta tags and keyword advertising, as well as the subliminal use of trademarks in new marketing techniques.