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Jean-Philippe  Mikus

Jean-Philippe Mikus

Partner Fasken
A well-thought-out intellectual property strategy fits in perfectly with the business objectives of any company.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1995
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal
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Jean-Philippe practises technology and intellectual property law.  He combines in-depth knowledge and strategic thinking to help companies in the software, entertainment, consumer products, natural resources, social networks, online services, e-commerce and manufacturing industries. He expertly acts for numerous companies as a trademark agent and advises them on their global trademark strategy.

Jean-Philippe appears before the courts and specialized boards. He has extensive experience in oppositions, cancellations and appeals in trademark matters. He has authored many reference works on intellectual property and technologies, and knows how to effectively develop winning tactics.

He is a skilled negotiator and advises clients in many specialized matters - often with an international component, including software development and other technology agreements, research contracts, trademark and patent purchase and licensing agreements, technology distribution and partnership agreements, shared marketing agreements and cloud computing service agreements (SaaS).

Jean-Philippe regularly analyzes steps taken by companies to protect intellectual property and technology, and guides their efforts to maximize the impact of their investments and the value of their business.

2017 to 2019 The Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized by the Best Lawyer in Canada in Information Technology Law, in Technology Law and in Intellectual Property Law
2014 to 2018 World Trademark Review Recognized as one of the world’s leading trade-mark practitioners in the WTR 1000 directory published by the World Trademark Review (since 2014)
2012 to 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized as one of the leading Canadian practitioners in the area of Computer & IT Law, Intellectual Property, and Technology Transactions by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (since 2012)
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Education

  • LLM University of Cambridge
  • LLB University of Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Quebec Bar
  • Member, Montreal Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, Association des praticiens du droit des marques et des modèles (APRAM)
  • Registered Trademark Agent
  • President, ALAI Canada (2003-2006)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, ALAI Canada (1999-2011)
  • Member of the Annual Conference Organizing Committee, ALAI Canada (1999-2006)
  • Member, Executive Committee of Association littéraire et artistique internationale (2002-2008)
  • Coordinator of the Regroupement des praticiens de marques de commerce (RPM) (from 2006 to 2012)
  • Assistant director of the 2007 edition of the course entitled "The Business of Copyright" offered jointly by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and McGill University
  • Member IPIC/McGill Courses Liaison Committee, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) (2007-2012)
  • Director of the 2008 edition of the course entitled "The Business of Copyright" offered jointly by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and McGill University
  • Assistant-Director of the Summer 2009 and Summer 2010 Intellectual Property Law Program offered jointly by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and McGill University
  • Director of Summer 2011 and Summer 2012 Intellectual Property Law Program offered jointly by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and McGill University
  • Member of the Trademark Agent Training Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (since 2013).
  • Member, American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Member, Association des professionnels de la communication et du marketing (APCM)
  • Member, executive committee of the Information, Intellectual Property and Telecommunications Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Section (Since 2009)
  • Member, Chambre de commerce de la Haute Yamaska et Région
  • Member of the Board, Equilibre, Groupe d’action sur le poids
Article Dishing it out: Does Intellectual Property Have a Place in the Kitchen? Franchine Entrepreneur, January/February 2011 Edition, p. 60
Book Hot off the presses: The reference tool for managing trademarks Choisir et protéger ses marques de commerce – Éditions Yvon Blais, Collection Les Initiés (with a preface by Alain Lemaire, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Inc.)
2016 Annual Review of Trademark Law Presented at luncheon Seminar organized by the Canadian Bar Association. location location Montreal Fasken Martineau
Anatomy of an Acquisition Presented at the eighth annual edition of the Fasken Martineau Symposium location location Montreal Palais des Congrès de Montréal
How to develop a global trademark Workshop - 7th Fasken Martineau Symposium location location Montreal

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