Four new Professionnals Join ROBIC

October 1, 2015
ROBIC is happy to introduce its four new professionals, three in Montreal and one in Quebec.
Marielle Doyon specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and in providing validity, infringement, freedom to operate and patentability opinions, particularly in the field of chemical engineering and life sciences.

She completed a chemical engineering degree from Université Laval in 2004. She was awarded a Master’s degree and a Doctorate degree in Pharmacology from Université de Montréal in 2008 and 2014, respectively. Her research focused on smooth muscle cell apoptosis induced by specific classes of antihypertensive drugs, and on the implication of the matrix Gla protein in the development of systolic hypertension in patients with type 1 diabetes.

She advises local and foreign clients of all sizes active in various fields including: 

• Life Sciences
• Pharmaceuticals
• Biotechnology
• Chemical Industry

Marielle is a member of the life sciences committee at ROBIC.


Geneviève Hallé-Désilets practices trademark law, copyright law and commercial law related to intellectual property. She drafts various commercial agreements namely license, assignment and distribution agreements. Her practice also includes litigation and the protection of intellectual property rights.

Prior to her law studies, Genevieve completed a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in marketing at HEC Montreal. She gained knowledge in marketing and advertising through her studies and her subsequent work with communication agencies.

In 2013, Geneviève obtained her Bachelor of Civil Law and Common Law Degree from the University of Ottawa. During law school, she took part in a student exchange with the University of Montpellier 1 as well as an internship at the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) in technology law.

She joined the firm after completing her internship at an international law firm in Quebec City. Geneviève is a member of Robic’s newsletter committee.


Pierre-Marc Gendron specializes in trademark, copyright and business law related to intellectual property, with a special interest for the information technology industry.

He advises clients on intellectual property protection and defense, namely by assisting them in various areas including the recovery of their domain names on the internet. He also negotiates, drafts and reviews commercial agreements, such as licensing agreements, intellectual property transfers and distribution agreements as well as agreements for the development and use of software and websites. Pierre-Marc also deals with the prosecution of trademark applications. He conducts registrability searches and  formulates of opinions with regard to the registrability, availability, validity and infringement of trademarks.

Pierre-Marc Gendron also practices in transactional and corporate law where he participates in drafting and negotiating contracts such as shareholder agreements, research and development, joint ventures and partnerships, as well as other commercial agreements, particularly in terms of buying and selling businesses, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.

He is a member of ROBIC’s information technology sub-committee.

Before joining ROBIC‘s team, Pierre-Marc Gendron practiced business law and intellectual property law in a major law firm located on the South Shore of Montreal. Prior to his carreer in law, he founded and managed a company specializing in the design and development of internet applications.


Thomas Gagnon-van Leeuwen specializes in trademarks, copyright and business law related to intellectual property, with a particular interest for information technology.

He advises and represents clients, individuals and businesses of all sizes, from Canada or abroad, in various fields including:

  • Entertainment and media
  • IT and software
  • Restaurants
  • Fashion and clothing
  • Cosmetics
While studying law, Thomas acted as a law clerk for the Quebec Court of Appeal and was named to the Dean’s Honour List of the McGill University Faculty of Law. He also studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where he volunteered at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, offering pro bono legal advice to artists of all disciplines.
Thomas also worked at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) on complex legal issues related to copyright and the Internet.

Thomas joined ROBIC after articling with the firm. He is a member of the Quebec Bar.