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Joanie Lapalme Avocate/Associate Montréal

Joanie Lapalme

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2011
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal
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Joanie Lapalme specializes in intellectual property law. She represents the firm’s clients in patent, industrial design, trademark and copyright matters before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

She also advises the firm’s clients in these areas, as well as in regulatory matters (drugs and food), an aspect of her practice for which her master’s degree in molecular biology (summa cum laude) has been particularly useful to her. Joanie is also working on a master’s degree in intellectual property law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Since 2010, Joanie has been a lecturer for the Université de Sherbrooke’s course on intellectual property law, offered through the faculty of law.

  • Recognized in Biotechnology Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021
  • Recognized in the area of Intellectual Property Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 to 2021
  • Winner of the Montreal Arts-Business Award in the category Arts-Business Next Generation (Young Volunteer), awarded by the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal (2016) , Conseil des arts de Montréal 2016
2016 Conseil des arts de Montréal Winner of the Montreal Arts-Business Award in the category Arts-Business Next Generation (Young Volunteer), awarded by the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal (2016)
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Education

  • MSc, Molecular Biotechnology and Law, summa cum laude Université de Sherbrooke
  • LLB Université de Sherbrooke

Community involvement

  • Co-Founder, President and member of the Young Associates Committee of the Opéra de Montréal (since 2009)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Opéra de Montréal (since 2015)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Les Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle (CPI) (since 2016)
  • Volunteer at Mile End Legal Clinic (since 2013)
  • Member, Liaison Committee with the Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court, Bar of Montreal (2014) 
  • Member, Women Lawyers Forum, CBA Quebec (2014)
  • Vice President (2014-2016) and Member of the Board of Directors of Sixtrum (2011-2016)
  • Board of Directors of Simoniaques Théâtre (2013 - 2014)
  • Executive council of the Young Ambassadors Club of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (2009 - 2013)
  • Jeunes Stratèges committee of the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec (2012 - 2013)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, International Bar Association
Article La détermination de la redevance raisonnable en droit des brevets : enseignements utiles de la jurisprudence américaine récente (Determining a Reasonable Royalty in Patent Law: Useful Teachings from Recent American Case Law)
La détermination de la redevance raisonnable en droit des brevets : enseignements utiles de la jurisprudence américaine récente (Determining a Reasonable Royalty in Patent Law: Useful Teachings from Recent American Case Law) Presented at Développements récents en droit de la propriété intellectuelle Seminar (“Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law” Seminar) organized by the Barreau du Québec (Continuing Formation). location location Montreal InterContinental Hotel (Maisonneuve Room)

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