Franchise and Distribution
We are here to provide advice
We advise several Quebec and Canadian franchisers both before the courts and in the implementation and expansion of their network, notably implicating strategic and legal advice on mandates related to the start-up of a network, acquisitions, negotiation and drafting of leases, issues related to intellectual property, the application of the Charter of the French Language and insolvency.
Our team also advises agri-food manufacturers and wholesalers to establish their distribution network and negotiate licenses in Canada and abroad.
- Competition Law
- Concession Agreements
- Consumer Protection
- Distribution Agreements
- Distribution and Agency Contracts
- Establishing Franchise Networks
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Agreements
- Franchise Law
- Franchisor-Franchisee Disputes
- Trademark Protection
The College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Starts its Activities
On June 28, 2021, Canada’s new College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents begins operations.
Immigration and International Mobility
Business Travel and COVID-19 Restrictions
For well over a year, businesses have been grappling with the effects of COVID-19 including the various travel restrictions imposed by provincial, federal, and foreign governments.
Requests for expedited examination of trademark applications: rights at risk and impact of COVID-19
The current average delay of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office ("CIPO") between the date of filing of a trademark application and its examination is 30 months.