François Guay

Smart & Biggar

1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 3300
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
Phone: (514) 954-1500
Fax: (514) 954-1396

Francois Guay is the managing partner in 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. Francois has appeared before the courts of Québec and the Federal Court of Canada, and his case work in Marlboro Canada Limited v. Philip Morris Products SA and Bell Canada et al v. 1326030 Ontario Inc dba 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®/ALM 500 Directory, Lexpert® US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Guide, Expert Guides: Leading Patent Law Practitioners and Leading Trademark Law Practitioners, Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, Benchmark Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Patents, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, IAM Patent 1000, WTR 1000, and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright. Francois 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.

Year Called to the Bar:1982 (QC)
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