François Larose is a lawyer, trademark agent and partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law in addition to copyright, IP related agreements, and IP related regulatory issues, such as to the Charter of the French Language. He represents clients – local, national and multinational, from all industries – before the courts and tribunals in any intellectual property rights litigation.
François’ masters of law degree from McGill University has a specialization in intellectual property law. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec en Outaouais.
François sits on the Non-traditional Marks Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He is also a workshop leader at the Understanding Trademarks summer course offered by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and McGill University, and is an instructor on IPIC’s Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course.
François is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and co-chair of the Copyright & Digital Media group.
Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr, François practiced at a Montréal firm specializing in business law.
François is fluent in French and English, and speaks Bocce.
Outside of work, François enjoys life with his family and the world’s greatest inventions: music, cinema and cooking. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” (Booker T. Washington)
- LL.M., McGill University, 2002
- LL.L., University of Ottawa, 1999
- B.A.A., Université du Québec en Outaouais, 1995
- Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2006
- Admitted to the Québec Bar, 2002
- Association des juristes pour l’avancement de la vie artistique (AJAVA)
- Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM)
- Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Quebec Bar (QB)
- College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA)