1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 3300, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2010 (QC)
Jean-Sébastien Dupont, a principal in Smart & Biggar's Montreal office, is an accomplished IP litigator committed to providing legal solutions and achieving results for his clients. Focusing on intellectual property litigation in the areas of trademarks, patents, and copyright, Jean-Sébastien is involved in all aspects of litigation, from preparing and initiating new court proceedings to bringing complex cases to trial. Clients rely on him to provide decisive guidance on the best course of action. He is diligent in preparing and advocating for clients in court, while anticipating issues and challenges that may arise from the opposing side. His client activities involve small to large Canadian and foreign corporations in different fields such as hockey equipment and apparel (Bauer Hockey), transport (Camso/Michelin) and shipping (Canadian National Railway Company), advanced driver assistance systems (LeddarTech), advanced materials (Tekna), steel (Lainco), and tobacco (Imperial Tobacco Canada). In 2020, Benchmark Litigation recognized Jean-Sébastien among Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. He is also named in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada under intellectual property law. LLB, LLM, Registered Trademark and Patent Agent. Called to the Quebec Bar in 2010.