Our lawyers are involved at all stages of the development, adoption, protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets.
Our lawyers have acted in several litigation matters in the field of intellectual property. They have acquired an extensive experience with proceedings before the Federal Court, but they have also represented clients before the Superior Court of Quebec, the Court of Appeal of Quebec and the Opposition Board. Our lawyers provide legal support in managing all aspects of intellectual property conflicts, including through court proceedings, but also through conflict resolution and prevention mechanisms such as negotiation and mediation.
As part of our technology practice, our lawyers represent companies, government agencies, health institutions, research groups and pharmaceutical companies, more specifically with regard to:
In the fields of digital media and gaming, our firm represents developers of interactive products, producers, editors, distributors, web publishers, and companies, predominantly in the following areas:
Our team acts on behalf of artists, animation and special effects studios, as well as Canadian and American producers, including American studios considered among the “Big Six”. The lawyers at St. Lawrence Law Firm offer advice at all stages of development, financing, production, post-production and distribution. More specifically, the members offer advice in the following areas:
The team at St. Lawrence reviews advertisements for all types of platforms in order to detect false or misleading advertising, to substantiate comparative advertising claims and to provide opinions regarding the prohibition of advertising to children in the province of Quebec. Our team also provides services in the context of product placement, sponsorships, and branded content creation for television, film and the Internet.
The lawyers at St. Lawrence draft rules for promotional contests and ensure that such contests comply with the Competition Act, the Criminal Code and the regulations enforced by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. They furthermore file promotional contests in Quebec and possess in-depth knowledge of the administrative processes applied by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux.
The St. Lawrence team offers advice regarding compliance with the Consumer Protection Act in Quebec, particularly the legality of automatically renewed contracts, unilateral amendments to contracts, and warranty coverage. Our lawyers also provide advice regarding the legal requirements related to the management of gift cards and loyalty programs, and draft the related terms and conditions.
St. Lawrence Law Firm is often called upon to draft various types of agreements related to marketing and advertising, such as product supply agreements for promotional contests, confidentiality agreements, as well as distribution, license, and sponsorship agreements.
Our lawyers coordinate and obtain legal opinions from foreign associates in order to implement international advertising campaigns and promotional programs.
Our lawyers provide advice to clients about the use of the French language in Quebec with respect to contracts, communications with employees, product labelling, commercial advertising, web site content, invoices, and in the context of francization programs.
The St. Lawrence team assists clients in obtaining alcohol permits and also helps secure such permits in the event of a business undergoing transfer of ownership.