Goudreau
Gage Dubuc
52 years of history
JOINS
THE RANKS
OF
Lavery
LAWYERS
105 years of history
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Business transformation in the age of the digital revolution and the growing number of issues related to the knowledge-based economy motivated the decision by Lavery Lawyers and GGD to offer their clients a comprehensive range of legal services.
The entire GGD team of 40 members, including 16 professionals, will join the ranks of Lavery Lawyers during the coming weeks.
This business decision is based on the two firms' vision and on the cultural compatibility and complementarity of their skills.
    Complementarity
of expertise
For the benefit
of our clients
Anik Trudel
Chief Executive Officer
Lavery Lawyers

Alain M. Leclerc
Managing Partner
Goudreau Gage Dubuc

A combination that consolidates the position of Lavery Lawyers as a leader in Quebec.

A 360o offering of legal services that now includes a full team in intellectual property law.

Understanding of scientific and commercial issues
Dexterity handling legal issues

We are
the key partner that

CULTIVATES

ORGANIZES

VALUES

PROTECTS

line

intangible assets of
innovative industries

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
MANUFACTURING
& TRADE
BIOCHEMISTRY
PHARMACEUTICAL
COMPUTERS
TECHNOLOGY
AERONAUTICS
CHEMISTRY
ENERGY
MECHANICS
MINES & METALLURGY
Entertainment
& VIDEO GAMES

Common cultures

    THOROUGHNESS+
EXCELLENCE

GGD
Among the top firms that file patent and trademark applications in Canada

Lavery Lawyers
Lavery Lawyers still leading the pack in Quebec - Chambers Canada and Canadian Lawyer

GGD
Corporate Insiders 2017 Legal Award in the category Excellence in Patent Law - Canada

IP

A global challenge for
knowledge industries

World

2017 - Record increase in filings of international patent applications driven by China

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Canada

2018 - The Government of Canada launched its Intellectual Property Strategy

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Quebec

2018 - Quebec is considered a leader and major player in information and communication technology driven businesses

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Montreal

2018 – Montreal confirms its position as a global knowledge hub in artificial intelligence, aeronautics and video games

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SMEs with intellectual property holdings are 64% more likely to be high growth firms.*

Firms that rely heavily on IP would pay 16% higher wages than firms that do not own or have few IPs.*

From 2000 to 2014, the portion of income attributable to the intangible assets incorporated in manufactured goods was 30.4%, almost double the portion generated by tangible assets during this period. **

Since 1990, nearly 35% of all worldwide patent applications have been for smartphones. **

*Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
**Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Frequently asked questions

What is a patent?

A patent grants inventors or their assigns the right to exclude unauthorized third parties from practising (producing, using or selling) their invention. Patents are granted over products, processes, or improvements to products and processes, and do not confer any right to commercialize.

What is an industrial design?

An industrial design is the exclusive right to reproduce the original visual features of configuration (shape), pattern, or ornament applied to a finished article.

What is copyright?

Copyright is the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, produce, perform in public, translate, communicate to the public via telecommunications and, in some cases, lease a work or allow a third party to do so.

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a word or drawing (or a combination of the two) that distinguishes one person or company’s goods or services from those of others.

How do I know which is the best type of protection?

Any analysis of your ideas, know-how and/or technology should include protection strategies comprised of one or more types of intellectual property, taking into account your business objectives and other types of existing protection.

How do I defend my intellectual property rights?

Enforcing and defending your IP rights hinges on using a well thought out strategy. We recommend that you always analyze the desired objective, visualize how to go about realizing it and, when litigation is the clear course of action, adopt a team approach in order to resolve conflicts, whether by litigation or an alternate means of settlement such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

An announcement that corresponds with the overall vision of Lavery Lawyers: to be a leader in the transformation of service delivery in Quebec.

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