Specialized lawyers focused on providing practical and tailored legal solutions
St. Lawrence Law Firm is a boutique that is committed to supporting its customers on a daily basis by offering strategic advice. St. Lawrence Law Firm constantly strives to evolve its offering to respond to changes in the legal market and the needs of its clients.

Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property Litigation

Our lawyers are involved at all stages of the development, adoption, protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets.

  • Opinions regarding availability
  • Trademark prosecution and management of local and international portfolios, including trademark watch services and opposition proceedings
  • Guidelines for use of intellectual property 
  • Opinions on clearance of rights, intellectual property infringement and the validity of intellectual property rights
  • Registration of copyrights and industrial designs
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts (licenses, assignments and transfers)
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements

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.

Technology, Digital Media and Gaming

As part of our technology practice, our lawyers represent companies, government agencies, health institutions, research groups and pharmaceutical companies, more specifically with regard to:

  • Procurement strategies, including outsourcing, offshoring, shared services arrangements, technology procurement, and tender documents for the acquisition of technology
  • Technology services, including cloud computing and storage arrangements, software-as-a-service (SaaS), systems implementation and integration, professional/consulting service agreements, maintenance and support agreements, and service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Internet, e-commerce and e-payments, including website hosting agreements, website terms and conditions of use, privacy policies, electronic signatures, website development agreements, electronic payment solutions, and domain name purchase agreements
  • Technology development, licensing, sale and distribution, including software licenses, end-user license agreements, software purchase agreements, software development agreements, terms and conditions for hardware sales, technology supply agreements, value-added reseller agreements, distribution agreements, master research agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances for the funding, development and commercialization of technology
  • Artificial intelligence development and exploitation


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:


  • Content production and distribution for digital media
  • Financing, development, production and distribution of video games and mobile applications for use on digital platforms


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:


  • Production financing
  • International co-production agreements
  • Branded entertainment productions
  • Production contracts, including agreements with actors, producers, directors, screenwriters and other stakeholders involved during the production phase
  • Agreements for special effects services and other post-production services
  • Distribution agreements on all platforms, including television, film and digital media
  • Chain of title opinions and production risk management, including content review
  • Applications for errors and omissions insurance, on behalf of both producers and insurers
  • Negotiation and application of collective bargaining agreements with artists’ guilds, unions and associations
  • Synchronization licences and other licences for the use of musical works and other underlying works
  • Agreements for the music industry, including recording contracts, management agreements, publishing contracts and agreements for the use of musical works
  • Agreements for the literary publishing industry
  • Representation of artists

Marketing and Advertising

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 offer advice regarding all aspects of the collection and management of personal information, including compliance with federal and provincial laws on privacy, as well as compliance with anti-spam legislation.  They also assist clients in responding to privacy and security breaches, and represent clients in the context of privacy investigations conducted by various regulatory organizations.

Charter of the French Language

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.

Regulatory – Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux

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.