Alexandre Ajami

Alexandre Ajami

Alexandre Ajami

Secretary, FORPIQ

Associate / Lawyer and Trademark Agent, Miller Thompson

Biography

Alexandre Ajami is an Intellectual Property lawyer and Partner in the Montréal office of Miller Thomson. His main area of practice is intellectual property, with a focus on trade-marks, copyright and licensing. He has assisted clients in a variety of industries including the franchising industry, the computer industry, the cultural sector, as well as manufacturers and entertainment businesses. He has developed a particular expertise in the Agriculture and Food Production sector as he represents many companies working in this industry.

He has extensive experience in assisting clients to acquire, protect, licence, exploit and enforce intellectual property rights. Alexandre Ajami’s practice includes trade-mark opposition proceedings and expungement proceedings, as well as negotiating and drafting trade-mark, copyright, technology and software licenses.

As a registered trade-mark agent, Mr. Ajami has experience in obtaining trade-mark protection in Canada as well as working with foreign firms around the world in securing such protection, including in the United States and Europe.

Mr. Ajami’s practice also includes intellectual property dispute resolution, unfair competition, access to information, judicial review and administrative law litigation before various courts, including all judicial courts in the Province of Québec, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Competition Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Education

  • LL.B., University of Montreal, 1998

Industry Expertise

  • Agriculture and Food Production
  • Key Practice Expertise
  • Intellectual Property, IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Internet Law, Patent, Trade-marks and Copyright, and Industrial Design Applications, IT Licensing
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Franchising
  • Administrative Law
  • Areas of Focus
  • Trade-Mark Agent
  • Year of Call
  • Québec Bar, 1999

Representative Work

  • Appeared and argued with success before the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark trade-mark case of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Publications & Presentations

  • Basics of Law: Agreements, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, 2007
  • Basics of Law: Evidence, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, 2007, 2010
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin v. Boutiques Clicquot Ltée: Celebrity Is Not Everything, 96 Trademark Reporter, 2006
  • Protection of ideas in proposals in the field of design construction agreements, Infonex, 2002

Community Involvement

  • The Audit and Ethics Council, Caisse Populaire des Sources, 2000-2006

Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • Association des juristes pour l’avancement de la vie artistique
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