BENOÎT & CÔTÉ is an intellectual property firm located in Montreal, Canada, dedicated to protecting your ideas and innovations, defending and enforcing your IP rights, as well as providing a strategic business viewpoint to use these IP rights to enhance your revenues, business opportunities and reduce risks.
Our team is comprised of patent agents, trademark agents and lawyers, all experts in their fields. The founders combine more than 40 years of top tier experience, and are dedicated to providing a personal and professional service to meet your individual needs.
A patent is an exclusive right, granted by government to exclude others from making, using, or selling your invention in Canada. The Patent Office is a part of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and is responsible for getting patents in Canada.
A trademark is a distinctive sign (a word, a design, a symbol, a combination of these, etc.) used as a commercial source identifier to distinguish your goods and services from those of others in the marketplace. Securing a registration grants you exclusive rights to use your trademark in association with those goods and services.
A copyright protects original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works, providing the owner with an exclusive right to produce, reproduce, publish or perform such works. Registering your copyright creates a statutory legal presumption of ownership and validity.
An Industrial design protects the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament—or any combination of these features—applied to a finished article made by hand, tool or machine. The design must have features that appeal to the eye. To be eligible for registration, your design must be original. Registration is mandatory to benefit from legal protection. Securing a registration provides exclusive rights to make, import, offer for sale, sell, or rent any article in respect of which the design has been applied.
We represent your interests by defending and enforcing your intellectual property rights before all courts of first instance and appeal, including the Superior Court of Quebec, the Quebec Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal (Canada).
Drafting and negotiating various agreements and confidentiality agreements, transfer of collaboration material, research, technology transfer and licensing.
Combining within a unique structure the expertise and experience of a big firm, with the flexibility, proximity and costs control of a “boutique” ― STATION R is the direct line for your trademarks.
Making business on the Internet comes with its fair share of challenges. We can assist you navigating through the legal issues faced by your business online.
Plant breeders' rights are a form of intellectual property protection allowing the protection of new varieties of plants, conferring to its owner exclusive rights on the sale, production, reproduction, import, export, storage and packaging of propagating material (seeds, cuttings, etc.) of its variety.
ICTs (integrated circuit topographies) refer to the three-dimensional configurations of electronic integrated circuit products or layout designs. ICTs are all around us: in modern technology, communications, entertainment, manufacturing, medical and space technologies, and even ordinary household appliances.
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