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  • Two New Professionnals Join the ROBIC team

    April 1, 2016

    Yuheng Tom Zhang specializes in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, information technology, and mechanical inventions.

    He has been practicing in the field of Patent Law since 2009 and became a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States as of 2014.

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  • Tax Breaks for Innovative Companies !

    April 1, 2016

    By Louis-Pierre Gravelle

    The Québec government announced in its budget tabled March 17, 2016 tax measures for innovative companies. These measures are in addition to other measures in place to promote research and development, and the commercialization of this research.

    R&D Tax Credits

    Québec, like many other jurisdictions, provides a tax credit for R&D activities.

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  • A Bright but Perilous Future for the Tech-Wearing Human

    April 1, 2016

    By Louis-Pierre Gravelle and Vincent Bergeron

    This text was initially published on the C2 Montreal blog. ROBIC is an official partner of the event and hosted a round table on Wednesday, May 25th.

    The pulse of the tech community indicates that the initial hype and futuristic curiosity associated with wearable tech is slowly fading,

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  • The Presence of French on Public Signage in Quebec

    April 1, 2016

    By Catherine Bergeron

    In the spring of 2015, the Court of Appeal of Quebec confirmed that the Charter of the French Language and the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business allow to display publicly, on signs, posters and commercial advertising, trade-marks in a language other than French, including trade-marks displayed outside a commercial building.

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  • Tax breaks for innovative companies

    April 1, 2016

    Quebec’s government recently announced in its budget, a new tax break for innovative companies. Louis-Pierre Gravelle, Partner, Patent Agent and Lawyer at our firm, wrote an article that explains this new measure meant to encourage innovation in Quebec.

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  • Me Vincent Bergeron : 2015 Young Business Personality of the Year

    February 26, 2016

    ROBIC is proud to announce that Me Vincent Bergeron, Partner, Lawyer at our Quebec city office has been chosen amongst 8 nominees to be the “2015 Young Business Personality of the Year”. The award was handed by Quebec’s Prime Minister Mr. Philippe Couillard at the JPA 2015 Gala that was held on February 25th.

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  • Useful and Non-Obvious News – Winter / 16

    January 1, 2016

    By Adam Mizera

    New Export Assistance Program for Canadian SMEs

    In January 2016, the Government of Canada launched a new program, CanExport, to help SMEs to generate new export opportunities in international markets.

    The program provides direct financial support ranging from $ 10,000 to $ 100,000 for a large number of export-related marketing activities,

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  • Cover Up the Data that I Must Not See!

    January 1, 2016

    By Pierre-Marc Gendron

    “Things like that offend our souls, and fill our minds with sinful thoughts.” Tartuffe, III, 2 (v. 860-862)

    Mobile technologies completely revolutionized our life habits. Once a tool allowing only sporadic Internet access, mobile devices now offer the possibility to do just about anything one would have done on a computer.

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  • Three New Professionnals Join ROBIC

    January 1, 2016

    ROBIC is happy to introduce its three new professionals who joined the team in our Montreal and Quebec offices.

    Camille Aubin specializes in intellectual property litigation and advises clients in matters involving patents, trademarks and copyright. Camille pleads before all levels of provincial and federal courts.

    She advises and represents local and foreign clients,

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  • US Fair Use in the Age of YouTube

    January 1, 2016

    By Geneviève Hallé-Désilets

    A recent US Court of Appeal decision confirmed that fair use must be considered prior to requesting the removal of a video on the Internet.

    The facts giving rise to the dispute are as follows. On February 7, 2007, Stephanie Lenz published a 29-second video on YouTube of her little boy dancing to the Prince song,

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