Provided by François Guay
François Guay is among the most experienced and successful intellectual property litigators in Canada and a highly sought-after advisor to the largest, most innovative companies in the world. His clients entrust their most complex and contentious IP issues to François, in view of his proven track record of building effective litigation strategies and preparing highly persuasive arguments to be presented in court. Having practiced exclusively in intellectual property litigation for over three decades, François has argued many cases that have resulted in leading jurisprudence in the fields of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets and computer related technology. François also has a vast amount of experience with extraordinary recourses such as interim or interlocutory injunctions, seizures before judgment, and anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters. He has appeared before the Courts of Québec and the Federal Court of Canada, and hundreds of the cases he has been involved in have been reported in Canada. Chambers Canada has ranked François as a Band 1 lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation for 2020 and 2021. He has been named “IP Lawyer of the Year” for Montréal by Best Lawyers and twice recognized as “Trademark Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Canada.
Montréal-based François Guay is a highly experienced litigator who is particularly well regarded for his expertise in trade mark disputes and infringement cases. He has acted for major clients in recreational products, pharmaceuticals and telecoms.
"François was truly a master when it came to litigation strategy.""A very good advocate and a strong opponent."