Geneviève Bergeron

Partner

Montréal
GBergeron@blg.com
514.954.3142

Geneviève Bergeron specializes in intellectual property, commercial law and intellectual property transactions. Her practice is focused on trademarks, domain names, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, technology transfer, distribution and sub-contracting agreements, and all related agreements.

Geneviève is also involved in commercial regulatory practice and provides counsel on various commercial regulatory regimes, such as the Charter of the French Language.

Frequently gives conferences for a number of organizations, including the Québec Bar ("Service de la formation permanente, Développements récents en droit de la propriété intellectuelle") and Les Éditions Yvon Blais.

Experience

  • Has extensive experience in trademark law, particularly in search opinions, clearances, opposition and cancellation proceedings, property right transfers and the negotiation of trademark licensing agreements.
  • Experienced in the negotiation and drafting of licensing, distribution and sub-contracting agreements dealing with all aspects of intellectual property and information technology law for clients in all types of businesses.
  • Counsels clients on the IP and IT aspects of transactions, including financing, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA); Right of Publicity Committee (Canada); regular participant in annual conferences
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member of the Trademarks Practice Committee (2007-2015)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized as a 2017 Acritas Star.
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 Canada (Intellectual Property).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2012) of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for Canada (Prosecution and Strategy).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 1998
  • Trademark agent, 2000
  • Graduate diploma in Health Law and Policy, Université de Sherbrooke, 1998
  • LLB, Université de Montréal, 1994