Christian Leblanc specializes in intellectual property with a focus on patents, particularly pharmaceutical patents. His practice also encompasses media, communications, and defamation law. Christian has been recognized in numerous legal directories for his exceptional understanding of the business world.
Christian represents many clients from various industries who want to protect their intellectual property and high technology rights. A seasoned litigator, Christian has acted on behalf of clients before the Supreme Court of Canada as well as courts of every level in Quebec and different administrative tribunals.
He has expertise in patent litigation, more specifically pharmaceutical patents. He submits Notices of Compliance during drug-approval hearings.
Christian has particular knowledge of media and communications law, and acts on behalf of some of the largest media companies in Canada in matters related to freedom of the press and freedom of speech. He also intervenes in extra-ordinary proceedings in which the media are sometimes involved, such as pre-publication bans and seizures of journalistic material. Aware of the risks of publication or media coverage, clients can count on Christian to act rapidly and critically.
Christian delivers seminars and taught at both Concordia University and the École du Barreau du Québec. He is a member of Ad Idem/Canadian Media Lawyers Association, which he chaired from 2013 to 2015, and of the Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression (CJFE).