Bob H. Sotiriadis

Bob H. Sotiriadis

Lawyer and Trademark Agent, Partner


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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
  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the year : Biotechnology (2020)
  • Best Lawyers: Leading lawyer - Intellectual property and Biotechnology
  • IAM 1000
  • World Intellectual Property Review 2020: Inclusion in WIPR Leader
  • IP Stars: Patent Star 2020
  • IP Stars: Trade Mark Star 2020
  • Chambers and Partners 2020: Intellectual Property - Nationwide - Canada
  • Who's Who Legal 2019: recommended as Global Leader in Patents
  • 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
  • Best Lawyers 2009 to 2019: Biotechnology Law
  • Best Lawyers 2006 to 2019: IP Law
  • World Intellectual Property Review 2016 to 2019: Inclusion in WIPR Leader
  • Best Lawyers 2012: Lawyer of the Year - Biotechnology Law in Montréal
  • Litigation
    • Patents
    • Industrial Design
    • Trade Secrets
    • Trademarks Litigation
    • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright - Counsel
  • Patents - Counsel
    • Portfolio Management
    • Strategic Planning
    • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
  • 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
  • Industrial Design - counsel
  • Business Law
    • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
    • Licensing and Technology Transfers (Business Law)
    • Management and Commercialization of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Due Diligence