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Year called to bar: 1982 (QC)
François Guay is managing partner of Smart & Biggar's Montreal office. He has over 35 years of in-depth IP litigation experience and is among the most experienced IP litigators in Canada. François has appeared before the Courts of Québec and the Federal Court of Canada, and his case work in MarlboroCanada Limited v. Philip Morris Products SA and Bell Canada et al. v. 1326030 Ontario Inc dbaITVBox.net et al. were both recognized with a “Milestone Case of the Year Award” from Managing Intellectual Property. 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®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Expert Guides:Leading Patent Law Practitioners and Leading Trademark Law Practitioners, Chambers Global and Canada, Benchmark Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Patents, Who’s WhoLegal: Canada, IAM Patent 1000, WTR 1000 and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP StarsHandbook: Trademark & Copyright. François is a Fellow of IPIC. Member of CBA, INTA and the International Wine Lawyers Association. LLL. Registered Trademark Agent. Called to the Québec Bar in 1982.