Catherine Bergeron specializes in trade-marks, more particularly trade-mark prosecution, trade-mark litigation and the strategic management of trade-marks portfolios. She regularly conducts trade-mark searches to advise clients on the availability of trade-marks in Canada, and is involved in all stages of the process of registering trade-marks, from the development of an optimal filing strategy to the adoption of a policy regarding the use of trade-marks for a better protection of the clients' rights.
As part of her core practice areas, Catherine Bergeron has developed an expertise in administrative proceedings before the Registrar of Trade-marks, including opposition proceedings to the registration of trade-marks and administrative cancellation proceedings. Catherine Bergeron is frequently called upon to negotiate and draft settlement agreements for the benefit of local and international clients.
Catherine Bergeron also deals with copyright law and advises clients on protecting their rights and interests in copyright matters. She also has an expertise in regulatory advertising matters as well as product packaging and labelling, particularly in the food and cosmetic industries.
Catherine Bergeron represents clients, individuals and businesses of all sizes, from Canada and elsewhere, involved in various business areas, including:
• Food industry
• Fashion and clothing
In 2009, Catherine Bergeron was Director of the course Understanding Trade-marks organized in collaboration with McGill University and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). She is regularly invited to take part in this course as a workshop leader on topics relating to trade-marks.
Catherine Bergeron is also a member of the board of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI Canada). Acting as chair of the Conference Committee of this association, she participates in the organization of conferences and seminars to promote copyright law.