Nicolas Sapp specializes in all areas of intellectual property law, particularly in patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs. He renders legal opinions in all these fields.
He is the managing partner of ROBIC’s Quebec office.
He was mentioned in the intellectual property law category of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada published by Woodward / White, Inc. Best Lawyers in Canada, a well-know legal directory, is based on detailed evaluations of lawyers conducted by their peers. It compiles both individuals and firms recognized for their excellence in many areas of practice. Furthermore, he was nominated again by his peers in the Canadian Legal
LEXPERT Directory 2016, as « Intellectual Property Leading Practitionner - Quebec City » in the « Consistently Recommended » category.
In October 2012, Nicolas Sapp was appointed as a member of the Bureau des Gouverneurs of the Jeune chambre de commerce de Québec.
In November 2011, he was appointed governor of the Barreau du Québec Foundation. The Foundation invites every year a group of specially selected individuals that enjoys an impeccable reputation among the legal community to join the Board of Governors.
Nicolas Sapp’s practice is also comprised of litigation and alternative dispute resolution in matters such as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patents and industrial designs. He is also specialized in the drafting and negotiating of commercial conventions namely licence, assignment and distribution agreements. He advises clients in the management of IP portfolios.
Nicolas Sapp has practiced at a national intellectual property firm in Québec city, before joining ROBIC at the opening of the Québec office.
Nicolas Sapp was awarded a Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B) from Université Laval in 1990, a Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B.) from Université de Moncton in 1992 and was called to the Québec Bar in 1993.
For several years, Nicolas Sapp has taught Intellectual Property Law to undergraduate and graduate students of the Faculty of Law of Université Laval. He also taught Multimedia Law at the Faculty of Planning, Architecture and Visual Arts of Université Laval.
Besides being a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) Nicolas Sapp is a member of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI) and the Voix des entrepreneurs en technologie de l’information (VETIQ).
In 1998-1999, he was President of the Jeune chambre de commerce de Québec. Previously, he was also a member of the board of directors of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI), of the Voix des entrepreneurs en technologie de l’information (VETIQ) and of Ça bouge (La Ruche).
Nicolas Sapp represents important small to large-sized businesses, both Canadian and foreign, from various fields, including:
- Food industry
- Hygiene and Healthcare Products
- Pulps and Papers
- Electronic edition
- Import and distribution