Sébastien Gardère
Sébastien Gardère
Partner & Trade-mark Agent at Gowling WLG
(514) 392-9573
1 Place Ville-Marie, Fl 37, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1999 (QC)
Sébastien Gardère is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, practising in both advertising & marketing and intellectual property law. Sébastien advises both SMEs and major international firms from a variety of sectors including transportation, sports and leisure, food & beverage, restaurants, hotels, luxury goods, banking, entertainment, chemical, medical, and agriculture. He assists clients in all aspects relating to the protection of their trademarks, as well as matters pertaining to the advertisement and promotion of their goods and services. Over his career, Sébastien has cultivated solid experience with respect to trademark selection and clearance searching; the management and protection of trademark portfolios in Canada and globally (prosecution, opposition, expungement proceedings and disputes); drafting and negotiating various trademark licenses, assignments, sales, acquisition, and coexistence agreements; advising on advertising campaigns and promotional messaging across a variety of media and platforms; using social media for advertising purposes; product packaging and labelling regulations; French language issues; publicity contests; drafting and negotiating sponsorship, spokesperson, and social media influencer agreements; and domain name disputes.
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