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Alain Leclerc

Alain M. Leclerc

Partner | Trademark Agent | Patent Agent Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1991 | Ontario, 1992
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal

Alain M. Leclerc is a patent and trademark agent and intellectual property lawyer. He advises, guides and represents clients in connection with all aspects of asset protection, with particular emphasis on drafting and obtaining patents in Canada and the world. 

Alain develops winning strategies for commercializing intellectual property and negotiating licensing agreements and is able to propose proactive solutions for a wide range of clients in various industries across Canada.

He has written numerous authoritative works on intellectual property and, with over 30 years’ experience in the field, has extensive expertise in patent litigation, having successfully represented clients in the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada.

Alain is very involved in national and international intellectual property institutions and associations. He is the current president of the IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada) whose role is to improve and shape a policy and business environment that encourages the development, use, and value of IP.

Alain is also a guest lecturer on intellectual property law at the Université de Montréal (Polytechnique).

  • Recognized in the area of Intellectual Property by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Lexpert 2020 to 2021
  • Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, IAM Patent 1000 2021
Date Client


  • Agent de brevets enregistré (United States)
  • JD (with Great Distinction) University of Ottawa
  • LL.L. University of Ottawa
  • BASc, Chemical Engineering University of Ottawa

Community involvement

  • Fondation Villa Ste-Marcelline (education), President of the Board of Directors, 2010-2016
  • Fondation Mont-Jésus Marie (education), Member of the Board of Directors, 2006-2011
  • Société Alzheimer du Suroît, Member of the Board of Directors, 2008-2015

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Quebec Bar 
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association 
  • President, IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada) 2019-2020
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, American Bar Association - Intellectual Property (ABA)
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Member of the Board of Directors and President between 2012-2015, International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Vice President, Commission d’excellence professionnelle since 2009
  • Member, The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Forum International de la Propriété Intellectuelle – Québec (FORQIP) between 2003-2005
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Association de recherche industrielle du Québec (ADRIQ) - 2003
  • Member of the Board of Directors (2009-2011), Vice President (2017-2018), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member, Comité consultatif sur la réforme des examens nationaux d’agents de brevets since 2003
  • Member, Panel d’examinateurs des examens d’agents de brevets between 1999-2002
  • President, Groupe d’activités informelles, Montréal, 1998-1999


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