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Specialized in all areas of intellectual property law. Unconditional fan of the late Frank Zappa.
Lawyer and Trademark Agent, Partner
Practice areas
  • Domain Names (Protection, Management and Arbitration Proceedings)
  • Filing and Prosecuting Trademark Applications
  • Trademark Availability (Searches and Opinions)
  • Trademark Contracts and Negotiations
  • Trademark Portfolio Management
  • Copyright Registrations
  • Protection Strategies for Copyright
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Patents and Industrial Design Litigation
  • Trademarks Litigation
Business Law
  • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
  • Due Diligence
  • Licensing and Technology Transfers
  • Management and Commercialization of Intellectual Property Rights
Patents - Counsel
  • Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
Areas of industrial expertise

Bob H. Sotiriadis specializes in litigation in all areas of industrial and intellectual property law.

He has also developed a widely-recognized practice in licensing and transactional intellectual property, including strategic IP management, due diligence and auditing as well as the management and commercialization of intellectual property rights.

Bob H. Sotiriadis was awarded a Bachelor of Civil Law (LL. B) from Université de Sherbrooke in 1983 and was called to the Québec Bar in 1984. He is also a Certified mediator of the Quebec Institute for Mediation and Arbitration (IMAQ) and a member of IP Neutrals of Canada and the ADR Institute of Canada.

For many years, Bob H.Sotiriadis taught intellectual property law and transactional intellectual property law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He has also taught IP trial advocacy at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law. Bob H.Sotiriadis has authored many papers and is a frequent speaker on these subjects at seminars in Canada and around the world.

Bob H.Sotiriadis is Past Chair of the intellectual property and entertainment law section of the International Bar Association (IBA). He is Past Chair of the national intellectual property executive of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). In addition, he is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

He is consistently ranked as a leading versatile IP practitioner in Canada by publications such as International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers, Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business (IP Litigation and IP Management), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Who's Who Legal: Canada (Patent, Trademarks, Life Sciences). Furthermore, Bob H. Sotiriadis is listed in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in intellectual property and in the biotechnology field. He is also listed in the IAM 1000 Guide to the World's Leading Patent Practionners and the WTR 1000 Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Professionals in litigation, prosecution strategy and transactions.

Member of the Québec Bar (1984)
Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.), Université de Sherbrooke (1983
- Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- International Bar Association (IBA)
- Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Développements récents en commercialisation trompeuse: décisions marquantes de 2013 et 2014 (2014)
An Overview of International Jurisprudence on Embedded Linking and Framing Related Unfair-Competition, Passing-Off and Trademark Questions (2014)
Trademarks in China : a Few Basic Facts Before Diving in by Bob H. Sotiriadis and Manon Moreau (2011)
Les meilleures marques de commerce: 6 conseils à retenir (2011)
The Best Trademarks: 6 Tips to Keep in Mind (2011)
Marques de commerce en Chine : Quelques notions essentielles avant de s'y lancer (2011)
Trademarks in China : A few basics facts before diving in (2011)
Développements récents en matière de brevets (2008)
Misappropriating american Trade-Marks in Canada (2008)
Développements récents en matière de brevets la responsabilité du concédant de licence de marques de commerce à l'égard de produits défectueux (2006)
Differences Between U.S and Canadian Law Regarding Intellectual Property (2006)
L’importance d'enregistrer des licences sur des brevets au bureau des brevets (2006)
L'importance d'enregistrer des licences sur des brevets au bureau des brevets (2006)
Décision Socan: à qui la note ? (2004)
Music File Sharing on the Internet is Still Legal, at Least for Now (2004)
Le partage de fichiers musicaux sur l’Internet est toujours légal, du moins pour maintenant (2004)
The Importance of Registering Licenses on Patents in the Patent Office (2004)
Danger of Disclosure Under what Circumstances does the Release of Information Concerning an Invention Make it Unpatentable? (2004)
Dans quelles circonstances la divulgation ou communication d'une invention en fait-elle perdre la brevetabilité ? (2004)
Federal Court of Canada – Orders Trial on Construction of Claims (2003)
La Cour fédérale du Canada ordonne un procès séparé sur l’interprétation des revendications d’un brevet (2003)
Federal Court of Canada Orders Trial on Construction of Claims (2003)
Victory for Biotech Companies at the Supreme Court (2003)
Sound Prediction of the Utility of Patentable Inventions in the Life Sciences (2003)
Brevets: la doctrine de la « Prédiction valable » (2003)
La prise de garanties en matière de propriété intellectuelle (2001)
L’impact d’une interprétation téléologique sur des recours judiciaires en matière de contrefaçon de brevets au Canada (2001)
Les contrats de transfert technologique dans le domaine des biotechnologies (2000)
Drug’s Distinctive Colour, Shape And Flavour as Trademarks (2000)
Reflections on the Application of Intellectual Property Law to Business-to-Business Uses of Electronic Commerce (2000)
Le calcul des profits pour violation de brevet (2000)
The Statutory Protection of Non-traditional Trade-marks in Canada : A Few Reflections on their Registrability and Distinctiveness (2000)
I.P. Due Diligence: Being Prepared (1999)
A Summary of Some Distinctions Between Canadian and American Copyright Law and Practice (1998)
Federal Court Litigation: Juridictional and Procedural Issues (1998)
Patents and Technology Transfers in a Biotechnology Context (1996)
Purposive Construction in Canadian Patent Infringement Cases Since O'Hara (1996)
Droit pénal en marques de commerce et droit d'auteur: un survol (1995)
Criminal Law in Aid of Trademarks Some Preliminary Thoughts (1994)
Technology Transfer Agreements and their Importance (1993)
Esthétisme et utilité: une relation non protégée (1992)
The Determination of Profits in Patent Infringement Cases (1992)
Reflections on Competition and Antitrust Laws: Joint Ventures and the Canadian and American Markets (1991)
The Obligations of Ex-Employees in Quebec Employment Law (1991)
Enforcing Trade-Mark Rights through the Criminal Code (1991)
Le contrat de transfert de technologie (1991)
Considérations sur la concurrence et les lois anti-trust: La co-entreprise sur les marchés canadiens/américains (1990)
Supreme Court Says Broadcast Right Doesn't Include Right to Pre-Record (1990)
Abandonment of a Registered Trade-Mark with respect to a Design Variant (1990)
Copyright Infringement and Functional Objects: Effects of New Sections 64 and 64.1 of the Copyright Act on Interlocutory Injunction Proceedings (1990)

Bob H. Sotiriadis