Copyrights are an integral part of our expertise. Our clients’ inquiries often revolve around the uses of photographs, music, designs, illustrations, and the reproduction of architectural works etc. in their advertising messages.

We can register, on our clients’ behalf, copyrights in Canada or elsewhere to ensure adequate protection of their intellectual property rights.

We also advise our clients as to the management and use of their
copyright-protected works. In cases of infringement litigation, we represent them before the Courts.

How we help you:

Licenses and Authorisations for Use of Protected Content: We can help you in all aspects related to the use of third-party content in your productions (advertising messages, films, television, web site etc.) and proceed to obtain the necessary permissions by obtaining licenses or releases.

Drafting Contracts: For our clientele in the cultural, advertising or information technology circles, we prepare and negotiate various agreements with regard to copyright such as contracts for: research and development, distribution, releases, use of protected works, as well as conditions of use on the Internet.

Due Diligence: Our copyright specialists regularly conduct due diligence for companies that own copyright-protected assets, in the context of commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions for example.

Did you know that…

The use of freelance services often requires more than a simple order form.

The reproduction of certain public buildings in an advertisement requires obtaining prior authorizations .


Did you know that ...

The license granted by a photo bank, with which you do business, does not always authorize you to modify the photograph or to create a new image by means of a photo montage.


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Andrée-Anne Jeansonne et Caroline Jonnaert published in les Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle

To what extent can a company refer to a third party trademark when promoting its own goods or services, particularly if such reference may erroneously lead consumers to believe there is a link between the two entities?

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