Gowling WLG welcomes IP partner Sébastien Gardère in Montréal

05 September 2018

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome Sébastien Gardère as a partner in its Montréal office and member of the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) and Advertising & Product Regulatory groups.

Working across multiple sectors, Gardère advises clients on a range of matters pertaining to advertising and marketing law, with an emphasis on trademarks and copyrights. His practice encompasses trademark portfolio management, the valuation and commercialization of IP rights, social media advertising, product packaging and labelling regulations, Charter of the French Language issues, publicity contests and domain name disputes.

"Sébastien has an impressive record of guiding clients through complex intellectual property issues," said Pierre Pilote, managing partner of Gowling WLG's Montréal office. "With his broad industry experience and nuanced understanding of Canadian advertising law, he is well positioned to lead our clients to success and enhance the service offering of our Montréal office. We are pleased to welcome him to our team."

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Gardère served as a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, and also as a legal counsel in Bombardier Inc.'s Recreational Products division.

"I am eager to begin an exciting new phase of my career at Gowling WLG," said Gardère. "The firm's Intellectual Property Group is one of the most highly regarded practices in the country, and I very much look forward to contributing to the success of this dynamic multidisciplinary team."

With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, copyright, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG has been winning IP cases for clients around the world for over 125 years. Home to one of the largest and most highly regarded IP teams in Canada, with leading practices in the UK, Russia, China, France, Germany, Singapore and the UAE, and a global network of IP associates — Gowling WLG can assist you with your intellectual property needs in jurisdictions around the world.

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