Laurent Carrière specializes in trademarks and copyrights. He also counsels his clients on IP assets management in publishing, entertainment and IT Law.
He represents clients, individuals or businesses of all size, in various fields, including:
• Agri business & Food industry
• Arts, Architecture & Engineering
• Communication, Marketing & Advertising
• E-Commerce & Internet
• Fashion & Design
• Luxury Products & Cosmetics
Laurent Carrière is Co-Editor-in-chief of the ROBIC Canadian Copyright Act Annotated and the Editor of the ROBIC Canadian Trade-Marks Act Annotated as well as co-author of ROBIC Loi canadienne sur les marques de commerce annotée, all published by Carswell. Laurent Carriere is also Editor-in-chief of Les Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle since 1997 and is putting together the annual conference of the Continuing Legal Education Program of the Quebec Bar with respect to Intellectual Property since 1995. He is also a member of the editorial advisory board for World Intellectual Property (Bloomberg-BNA) since 2007.
Author, lecturer and frequent speaker about various areas of IP, IT and related matters, Laurent Carrière is also a member of the Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF) and the Union des écrivaines et écrivains du Québec (UNEQ). Furthermore, he has participated in many professional committees and intellectual property associations, including the Quebec and Montreal Bars, the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI), the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).
For several years, Laurent Carrière has been recognized by Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, which confirms his reputation as a leading Canadian intellectual property practitioner. His peers also mention him, year after year, among the best lawyers in intellectual property in Montreal during the survey conducted by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and he appears in Best Lawyers in Canada, where he was named Lawyer of the Year 2015 - Intellectual Property in Montreal. Laurent Carrière was named "Copyright Lawyer of the Year in Canada" in the "Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Award" 2015, as well as "Copyright Lawyer of the year in Canada", in the 6th Annual Global Law Experts Awards.
Laurent Carrière is one of the partners coordinating the firm's Trademark department. He is active in the knowledge management and oversees the continuing education for the firm’s members to ensure their professional development.
Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1978; trade-mark agent since 1985.
Specialized in trade-marks and copyright law. Book-lover, comic strips aficionado (but also of mangas, fumetti, and bandes dessinées). Believer in the latin maxim: ubi jus ibi remedium.