François Guay

Smart & Biggar

1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 3300
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
Phone: (514) 954-1500
Fax: (514) 954-1396

Francois Guay is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Montreal office. He has over 30 years of in-depth IP litigation experience and is among the top most experienced IP litigators in Canada. Francois has appeared before the Courts of Québec and the Federal Court of Canada. His case work in Marlboro Canada Limited v. Philip Morris Products SA and Bell Canada et al v. 1326030 Ontario Inc dba et al were both recognized with a Milestone Case of the Year Award from Managing Intellectual Property. In 2013 and 2014. He was named Canada’s Trademark Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada, and IP Lawyer of the Year in 2011 by Best Lawyers. Francois is also listed in the Lexpert®/ALM 500 DirectoryLexpert® US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation GuideExpert Guides: Leading Patent Law Practitioners and Leading Trademark Law PractitionersChambers Global & CanadaBenchmark CanadaThe Best Lawyers in CanadaWho’s Who Legal: PatentsWho’s Who Legal: CanadaIAM Patent 1000WTR 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright. Francois is a Fellow of IPIC. Member of CBA, INTA, AIPPI, and the International Wine Lawyers Association. LLL. Registered Trademark Agent. Called to the Québec Bar in 1982.

Year Called to the Bar:1982 (QC)
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