Marcel Naud specializes in trademarks, copyright and commercial law related to intellectual property, with particular interest for the IT and entertainment industries. He also advises clients of the Group in respect to prevention and dispute resolution as well as licensing and information protection.
Marcel Naud quickly became an expert on legal issues related to digitization of business processes, services, works and other products as well as the protection of trademarks on the Internet and domain names. He began his career in 2001 at ROBIC after having completed an internship.
He often negotiates, drafts and reviews agreements pertaining to the development and use of software products and websites. He also provides legal opinions on compliance with open source licenses, obligations of merchants in distance contracts, conditions of use of websites, protection of personal information and copyright infringement.
He regularly handles arbitration proceedings relating to domain names before accredited centers (World Intellectual Property Organization, National Arbitration Forum, Resolution Canada) and he also assists his colleagues as well as in-house and private practice lawyers in various regions of Canada and the world during due diligence, transactions and judicial procedures.
Marcel Naud represents a large number of enterprises that are doing business as creators, producers, exporters, distributors and retailers, either at local, national or international levels that offer products or services in a wide variety of industries and business sectors such as:
• Financial Services
• Clothing and fashion accessories
Moreover, Marcel Naud has been, until 2011, one of the main organizers of the Legal IT conference, the largest and most important annual event in Canada dedicated to the potential and impact of information technology for law.
He is frequently asked by various associations and enterprises (such as AJAVA, ALAI Canada, IPIC, Canadian Institute, Continuing Legal Education of the Barreau du Québec, Center for International Legal Studies) to act as a speaker or moderator on forefront topics regarding legal developments in intellectual property.
He is an active contributor to various publications dedicated to the transmission of knowledge in intellectual property and entertainment law.