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François Larose is a lawyer, trademark agent and partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law in addition to copyright, IP related agreements, and IP related regulatory issues, such as to the Charter of the French Language. He represents clients – local, national and multinational, from all industries – before the courts and tribunals in any intellectual property rights litigation.
François’ masters of law degree from McGill University has a specialization in intellectual property law. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec en Outaouais.
François sits on the Non-traditional Marks Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He is also a workshop leader at the Understanding Trademarks summer course offered by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and McGill University. He was Co-Chairperson for the Course for four years after serving as Director for the 2016 edition of the Understanding Trademarks summer course and Assistant-Director for the 2015 edition. He is also instructor for IPIC’s Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course.
François is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and co-chair of the Copyright & Digital Media group.
Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr, François practiced at a Montréal firm specializing in business law.
François is fluent in French and English, and speaks Bocce.
Association des juristes pour l'avancement de la vie artistique (AJAVA) Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale (ALAI) Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow Licensing Executives Society (LES)