BENOÎT & CÔTÉ is an IP boutique firm with a team composed of advanced professionals with scientific backgrounds in chemistry, biochemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and biomedical technologies. Whether through registration procedures, contractual or litigious matters, our patent agents, trademark agents and lawyers can assist you in deriving the greatest value from your ideas.Tell us your idea
A patent is a 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 allowing you to derive the greatest value from your ideas, creations, innovations and technologies
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.
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. Learn More
CTs (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.