Associate announcement

Renaud Garon Gendron joins Smart & Biggar

November 4, 2015

Renaud Garon Gendron’s practice focusses on litigation in all areas of intellectual property law, notably in the fields of trademarks, patents and copyright & media. Renaud has experience preparing written submissions, pleadings and motions in the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and the Quebec Superior Court. He is involved in all steps of a litigation file notably sending cease and desist letters, collecting and organising evidence for affidavit of documents and preparing cross-examinations. He is also involved in preparing legal opinions and providing clients with registrability and availability opinions for proposed trademarks. In addition, he helps clients dealing with provincial language requirements and compliance with the Quebec Charter of the French Language.

Renaud’s clients include Canadian companies and individuals in a wide array of industries, including retail goods, sports equipment, food and beverage, tobacco, dental prosthetics, software and technology who are seeking patent protection in Canada and abroad, as well as associate firms located internationally seeking to obtain patent protection in Canada for their foreign clients. Renaud provides creative solutions tailored to the needs of the client and the reality of the market they are in. He ensures their IP assets are protected and managed in order to gain value.

During his legal studies, Renaud was the recipient of the Wilson Lafleur award for the best academic result in Civil Procedure. During his undergraduate studies, he did two internships, for a total of 8 months, with in-house counsel in an international consulting engineering firm.

Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law. With offices across Canada, and over 100 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents, we are the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas. For over 100 years, we have remained devoted to protecting our clients' intellectual property and technology assets. Whether we are advising an innovative company on patent strategy or infringement issues, providing counsel on brand protection and enforcement, or handling the IP aspects of a corporate transaction, we provide clients with solutions to protect, enforce and leverage their IP.

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Renaud Garon Gendron

Smart & Biggar

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property