Ismaël Coulibaly, LL.M..

Lawyer / Trademark Agent

Lawyer (Quebec Bar, 2013) and Trademark agent (CIPO, 2016), Ismaël’s practice encompasses all aspects of Intellectual Property, including prosecution, commercial agreement and licensing, litigation and contentious proceedings, IP related regulatory issues and strategic counseling. Ismaël serves clients from startups, SMEs, to large corporations in a wide array of industries, including IT, electronic devices & software, biotech, medtech & medical devices, industrial equipment, clothing & apparel, cosmetics, music, media & entertainment, food, supplements & beverages, etc.

Highly specialized and pragmatic, Ismaël is able to deal with complex intellectual property issues and deliver tailored advices and solutions for clients, from a business perspective.

Ismaël joined BENOÎT & CÔTÉ in 2017.

Ismaël is in charge of STATION R® – the Startup Program for trademarks at Benoît & Côté.



Direct line : 514-658-4844 x212

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Selected publications & conferences

  • Les Cahiers de propiété intellectuelle
  • Revue fancophone de propriété intellectuelle
  • Revue PLAN (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec)
  • Polytechnique Montréal
  • Centech
  • Futurpreneur
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Stratégies PME
  • Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal
  • Startup Weekend
  • Education

  • Master’s degree in business law (LL.M.), IP/IT, University of Montreal
  • IP Certificates in Trademarks and Copyright, McGill/IPIC
  • Certificate in IP Licensing, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
  • Master 1, Business law (France)
  • Professional Activities

    • International Trademark Association (INTA) delegation at Benoît & Côté
    • Member of the Montreal Young Bar
    • Member of the Quebec Association of practitioners of trademarks (RPM)
    • Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
    • Member of the Board at FORPIQ (International Forum on Intellectual Property)
    • Member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), Quebec Chapter