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Specialized in litigation in all fields of intellectual property law. Also specialized in golf, to compliment the intellectual effort required by litigation puzzles.
FRANÇOIS M. GRENIER
Lawyer, Adviser
Practice areas
Litigation
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Patents and Industrial Design Litigation
  • Trademarks Litigation
  • Unfair Competition Litigation
Trademarks
  • Trademark Availability (Searches and Opinions)
  • Trademark Contracts and Negotiations
  • Trademark Portfolio Management
Copyright
  • Copyright Contracts and Negotiations
  • Copyright Registrations
  • Protection Strategies for Copyright
Business Law
  • Contracts
  • Licensing and Technology Transfers
Patents - Counsel
  • Licensing and Technology Transfers
  • Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
Profile

François M. Grenier specializes in patent and trademark litigation.

He also advises his clients on all strategic aspects of intellectual property.

François M. Grenier’s clients are small and medium businesses and multinationals, both Canadian and foreign, from various fields including:
 
• Food
• Retail
• Manufacturing
• Banks
• Pharmaceutics
• Cosmetics
• Transports  
• Insurance
• Publishing
• Import/Export
• Building
• Fashion

As one of Québec’s most experienced and respected intellectual property litigators, François has often been recognized by his peers for his talents in the courtroom. He is mentioned year after year in surveys conducted within the Canadian legal community and published by Lexpert such as Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and was also named in the Lexpert US Cross Border Litigation Guide as a prominent litigator in Montréal. He is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by major publications such as the International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014, Who's Who Legal: Patents 2014, PLC Which Lawyer? and IAM 250-The World's Leading Patent Litigators Life Sciences. He is also listed in the IAM 1000 Guide to the World's Leading Patent Practionners and the WTR 1000 to the World's Leading Trademark Professionals.

Mr Grenier is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He was also named Montreal’s Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year 2010 and 2013 by Best Lawyers.

He is past-chair of the Executive of Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). He has taught at the École du Barreau du Québec and at the Faculty of Law of Université de Montréal.

Education
- Member of the Québec Bar (1979)
- Bachelor in Civil Law (LL.L.), Université de Montréal (1978)
Associations
- American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Publications
See PUBLICATIONS -
The Jurisdiction of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board is Clarified (2006)
Attention! Usurper les droits du détenteur d'un brevet d'invention peut être coûteux.... L'évaluation des dommages pour contrefaçon de brevet (2005)
La preuve en matière de marques de commerce: un aide-mémoire (2005)
Règlement sur les médicaments brevetés (Avis de conformité) (2003)
Monetary Relief - Damages (2002)
Les derniers mots du millénaire de la Cour d’appel fédérale en matière de brevets (2000)
Preparing Witnesses to Give Evidence (1998)
Notice of Compliance: Working With the New Canadian Patented Medicines Regulations (1997)
Le Règlement sur les médicaments brevetés (1997)
Evidence in Trade-mark Cases (1997)
L'injonction interlocutoire et la propriété intellectuelle (1996)
Notions de concurrence déloyale et association de biens et de services aux personnes réelles ou fictives (1995)
The Law of Trade Secrets in the Province of Québec (1993)
Que faire en cas de copie? (1993)
L'importation parallèle: une solution canadienne (1993)
Les dessins industriels en seize questions et réponses (1993)
Putting in the Defendant's Case: Tactical, Practical and Strategic Consideration (1992)
Les juridictions exclusives et concurrentes des cours fédérale et supérieure (1991)
Grey Marketing: An Overview of Recent Developments (1991)
Patents of Invention: How, Why and When? (1991)
The King Can Do No Wrong (1991)
La divulgation des documents avant procès (1991)
Les joies et les peines de la pratique - le fardeau de preuve dans les litiges en matière de marques de commerce (1990)
Contributory and/or Induced Infringement (1987)
L'agent de brevet comme témoin expert (1986)
see PRESENTATIONS -

François M. Grenier