Sylvain Pierrard

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Associate

Sylvain Pierrard is a member of the firm’s Business law and the Intellectual Property groups. He focuses his practice on trademarks, copyright, and corporate law.

Me Pierrard is regularly asked to draft legal opinions and agreements pertaining to intellectual property for a varied clientele. He also works on trademark registrations, appears before the Trademarks Opposition Board and negotiates trademark-related agreements. 

Part of his practice is devoted to preparing promotional contest rules and documents, as well as for questions related to domain names.

During his university studies, Me Pierrard took graduate courses at the Université Laval in business law including business finance, international sales contracts, and intellectual property.

Professional and community activities

  • Member of the Regroupement des praticiens du droit des marques de commerce
  • Board of directors of the Chambre de commerce française au Canada, Québec division
  • Member, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Québec

Publications

  • S. Pierrard and C. Fauchon, Commentary on the Cedrom SNI inc. v. La Dose pro inc. decision – L’exception permettant l’utilisation d’une œuvre protégée par droit d’auteur à des fins de communication de nouvelles [The exception that allows the reproduction of a copyright-protected work for the purposes of news dissemination], Éditions Yvon Blais, 2017
  • S. Pierrard et S. Lemay, Les marques de commerce descriptives, Développements récents en propriété intellectuelle Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, volume 421 [Descriptive Trademarks, Recent Developments in Intellectual Property in the Continuing Education Service of the Barreau du Québec], Éditions Yvon Blais, 2016

Conferences

  • Provided training on Intellectual Property to students of the l’École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec, October 2016 to February 2018
  • Speaker for the Table de concertation de l’industrie du cinéma et de la télévision de la Capitale-Nationale : “Introduction au droit d’auteur [Introduction to copyright]”, November 2017
  • Speaker for the Salon Carrière Formation :Une carrière en entrepreneuriat c’est facile? Oui, lorsqu’on est bien conseillé!” [Is a career in entrepreneurship easy? With the proper advice, yes!”, 2016

Spoken languages

  • French and English

Education

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec 
    since 2015
  • LL.B., Université Laval, 2014
  • Master's in business law, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), course taken at the Université Laval during an exchange program, 2012
  • Licenciate in law, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), 2011
  • D.U.T. Carrières Juridiques, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), 2010
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