Christian Bolduc

Partner at Smart & Biggar

Christian Bolduc has practised in the field of intellectual property for more than 20 years with a focus on trademark law. His experience covers all stages of the trademark lifecycle and consists primarily of procurement, oppositions and cancellation proceedings, management, strategic counselling and enforcement. He routinely prepares and prosecutes trademark applications and prepares opinions on availability, registrability, validity and infringement. He is also highly skilled in assisting with trademark portfolio management, including selecting trademarks with particular value, implementing national and international filing and enforcement strategies in accordance with clients’ commercial objectives, and setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks both in-house and externally. His in-depth knowledge and experience ultimately enable his clients to increase the value of their trademark portfolios in Canada and abroad.

Mr Bolduc also advises clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks, including the negotiation and drafting of licence agreements, international coexistence agreements, IP asset audits and the preparation and implementation of due diligence investigations. He regularly handles complex trademark opposition proceedings and appeals from registrar decisions and assists in litigation strategy and execution.

Mr Bolduc works with clients ranging in size from local start-ups to multinational corporations. Throughout his long-spanning career, his knowledge of the law in Canada, the United States and abroad and an approach driven by clients’ business objectives have been the traits that make him a strong asset for his clients.

Mr Bolduc is honoured to have been listed in several internationally recognised directories, such as:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory;
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada;
  • Euromoney’s Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Law Practitioners;
  • WTR 1000; and
  • Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks and Who’s Who Legal: Canada.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • IPIC

Firm details

Smart & Biggar
Suite 3300
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Montreal QC H3B 4W5

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