AT A GLANCE
ROBIC’s expertise acquired from over 130 years of specialized practice allows us to advise our clients on the protection and commercialization of their intellectual property (IP) rights in Canada and abroad. Our firm has offices in Montreal and Quebec City, and includes a team of over 230 support staff and highly qualified professionals specializing in all aspects of IP, business law and litigation. We provide creative yet pragmatic solutions to complex problems and advise our clients on how to best obtain and maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Not only are we one of the most prolific filers of trademarks and patents in Canada, we have also developed an impressive network of foreign firms that we can call on to assist our clients with their intellectual property needs anywhere in the world.
With more than 70 highly experienced and qualified professionals, our team has undeniable expertise in all aspects of intellectual property and business law in Canada. Our experienced litigation lawyers, some of whom are recognized by their peers as being the best intellectual property litigators in the country, represent our clients in all courts, including the Federal Court of Canada, provincial courts in Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as specialized administrative tribunals. In addition to offering all intellectual property services, ROBIC has an experienced team of business lawyers whose expertise is recognized internationally.
Founded in 1892 by the Marion brothers—both engineers—the firm flourished under the direction of Raymond A. Robic, who joined the patent and trademark agency in 1917. Raymond A. Robic quickly became the firm’s driving force, and the ROBIC name found its way onto the firm’s letterhead in 1932, where it has remained ever since. Under the leadership and vision of the late Raymond A. Robic, author, teacher and inventor, the firm grew in size, expertise and reputation.
In 1970, the law firm LEGER ROBIC RICHARD was formed to provide specialized services in the field of intellectual property counselling, litigation and licensing, primarily to ROBIC clients. Over the years, the law firm leveraged its niche status to grow and diversify its practice to include business law and commercial litigation while continuing to grow its traditional practice, covering all aspects of intellectual property.
The synergies between the law firm and the patent and trademark agency flourished over the decades to the point that the two firms merged their activities into one fully integrated entity that offers the full range of intellectual property services under the ROBIC trademark—a single brand for a singular institution representing a long tradition of excellence.
The Province’s urban economy, which has traditionally been geared to manufacturing, has succeeded in taking its place among the world leaders of the new global economy. The Province’s two main urban hubs are recognized as hotbeds for research and development in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, aeronautics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and clean tech, and have an abundant supply of venture capital. Montreal and Quebec City combined boast a total of six universities, as well as many institutes and research centres who feed the knowledge economy. Our local clientele and practice are a reflection of the technological and economic reality of Montreal, Quebec City and their surroundings.