Bar Admission 1983
Law degree, Université de Montréal (LLB)
A Montreal lawyer, business law dominates François' practice, which is mainly focused on social economy enterprises, cultural industries and companies emerging from the new economy (Internet, new technologies, etc.).
François acts in particular with social economy enterprises whose objective is the protection of the collective heritage and the financing of structuring real estate projects.
He also represents or supports several dedicated partners in promoting the social economy and financing the businesses of the new economy. He represents several stakeholders working in the field of publishing, film, television and broadcasting on the Internet as well as other entrepreneurs recognized for their vision and their ability to innovate.
For twenty years, François has been a lecturer in business and entertainment law at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal.
- Business Financing
- Business Law
- Right of Privacy and Right of Publicity
- Technology Transfer
I differ myself by my ability to design the required legal structures and negotiate the appropriate partnerships for the realization of innovative projects supported by a clientele consisting mainly of social, cultural and scientific entrepreneurs.
The Montreal Cultural Showcase and the Angus Development Corporation are two organizations that promote culture and that is why I joined their board of directors.
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.
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