François Guay

François Guay
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Francois Guay is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Montreal office and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He has over 35 years of in-depth IP litigation experience and 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.

Francois is among the top experienced IP litigators in Canada. He has appeared before the courts of Québec 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 250 of the cases he has been involved in have been reported in Canada. He has a vast amount of experience with extraordinary recourses such as interim or interlocutory injunctions, seizures before judgment and anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters. His case work in Marlboro Canada Limited v Philip Morris Products SA and Bell Canada et al v 1326030 Ontario Inc dba et al have each been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property as the Canadian Trademark Milestone Case of the Year.

WWL says: François Guay is a highly rated intellectual property litigator with more than 30 years’ experience in the field. He counts some of the world’s best-known companies among his clients.

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