Bob H. Sotiriadis

Bob H. Sotiriadis

Principal, Lawyer

Montreal

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Tel. Montréal: 514 987-8899
Languages: English, French
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Bob H. Sotiriadis specializes in litigation in all areas of industrial and intellectual property law. He has also developed a widely-recognized practice in licensing and transactional intellectual property, including strategic IP management, due diligence and auditing as well as the management and commercialization of intellectual property rights.

For many years, Bob H. Sotiriadis taught intellectual property law and transactional intellectual property law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He has also taught IP trial advocacy at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law. Bob H. Sotiriadis has authored many papers and is a frequent speaker on these subjects at seminars in Canada and around the world.

  • Member of the Québec Bar (1984)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.), Université de Sherbrooke (1983
  • Certified mediator of the Quebec Institute for Mediation and Arbitration (IMAQ)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) - Past Chair of the national intellectual property executive
  • International Bar Association (IBA) - Past Chair of the intellectual property and entertainment law section
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • IP Neutrals of Canada
  • World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2021 - 2024: Enforcement and Litigation
  • LEXPERT / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2024 directory
  • LEXPERT Special Edition 2022 – 2023: Litigation
  • Best Lawyers Canada 2009 – 2023: Intellectual Property Law
  • Best Lawyers Canada 2006 – 2023: Biotechnology Sciences Practice
  • World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) 2016 – 2020, 2023: Inclusion in WIPR Leader Directory
  • LEXPERT Special Edition 2023 – Technology and Health Sciences : Leading Lawyer
  • IAM Patent 1000 2018 – 2023: Intellectual Property in Litigation
  • Chambers and Partners 2020 - 2023: Intellectual Property - Nationwide – Canada
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 - 2023: Consistently Recommended in Litigation - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property
  • Who's Who Legal (WWL) 2022: Patent, Trademarks and Transport shipping in Canada
  • Martindale-Hubbell 2021: Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
  • Best Lawyers 2012 - 2020 : Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • LEXPERT 2020: Leading Agribusiness and Cannabis Lawyer and Biotechnology in Canada
  • WTR (World Trademark Review) 1000 2021 : Enforcement & Litigation
  • Who's Who Legal 2020 : recommended as Global Leader in Patents and Trademarks in Canada
  • IP Stars 2020: Patent Star
  • IP Stars 2020: Trade Mark Star
  • Who's Who Legal 2019: recommended as National Leader in Patents in Canada
  • Who's Who Legal 2019: recommended as Global Leader in Trademarks
  • Who's Who Legal 2019: recommended as National Leader in Trademarks in Canada
  • Business Law
    • Due Diligence
    • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
    • Licensing and Technology Transfers (Business Law)
    • Management and Commercialization of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Copyright - Counsel
    • Due diligence - IP
    • IP Audits
    • Research and development contracts
  • Industrial Design - counsel
  • Litigation
    • Industrial Design
    • Patents
    • Trade Secrets
    • Trademarks Litigation
    • Copyright Litigation
  • Patents - Counsel
    • Portfolio Management
    • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
    • Strategic Planning
  • Trademarks
    • Domain Names (Protection, Management and Arbitration Proceedings)
    • Filing and Prosecuting Trademark Applications
    • Trademark Availability (Searches and Opinions)
    • Trademark Portfolio Management
    • Trademark Contracts and Negotiations