François Guay

François Guay

Managing Principal at Smart & Biggar
(514) 954-3531
1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 3300, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1982 (QC)
François Guay is a principal in Smart & Biggar's Montreal office. He is among the most experienced and successful IP litigators in Canada and a highly sought-after advisor to the largest, most innovative companies in the world. His clients entrust their most complex and contentious IP issues to him, in view of his proven track record of building effective litigation strategies and preparing highly persuasive arguments to be presented in court. Having practiced exclusively in IP litigation for over three decades, François 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. François also 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. He has appeared before the Courts of Quebec and the Federal Court of Canada, and hundreds of the cases he has been involved in have been reported in Canada. He has been named “IP Lawyer of the Year” for Montreal by Best Lawyers and twice recognized as “Trademark Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Canada. Registered Trademark Agent. LLL. Called to the Quebec Bar in 1982.
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