Cara Parisien

Cara Parisien

Senior Associate, CIPT


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Tel. Montréal: 514 987-8891
Languages: English, French
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty
Winston Churchill

Cara Parisien specializes in intellectual property litigation and advises clients on matters involving copyright, trademarks, industrial design, trade secrets and patents. Cara also represents clients in civil and commercial litigation involving contractual and extracontractual liability disputes.

Cara has led several complex intellectual property litigation matters in recent years. She pleads before both federal and provincial courts.

Cara regularly works on cases involving emerging technologies, software and data protection. She combines her litigation practice with her particular interest in cybersecurity, cyberfraud and privacy by advising and assisting clients in the prevention and resolution of disputes arising from cyberincidents and data breaches.

Cara is the author of several publications in the Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle and is a regularly gives conferences various topics involving intellectual property and privacy.

Cara completed her Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.) and her Juris Doctor in North American Common Law (J.D.) at the University of Montreal. Prior to studying law, Cara obtained her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree with an option in finance from the University of Ottawa.

Before joining ROBIC, Cara worked for several companies in the life sciences industry, as well as for the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario.


  • Represented a major Internet service provider in the first dynamic site-blocking matter in Canada by media companies, seeking the blocking of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses illegally offering live streams of National Hockey League (NHL) games and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • Represents a public aerospace company in a trade secret case involving several suppliers of The Boeing Company.
  • Represents several universities and professors in a copyright case involving educational textbooks and software in the field of accounting.
  • Litigated one of the first decisions in Canada applying the exception created by section 31 of the Copyright Act on retransmission.
  • Represents a company involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of luggage and bags in a trademark infringement and passing-off case.
  • Represents an international company involved in the production and development of seeds in a civil liability case.
  • Represents a major Canadian company in the hotel industry in a trademark infringement and passing-off case.
  • Successfully represented a multinational company in the motorcycle industry in a trademark infringement and passing-off case.
  • Successfully represented an artificial intelligence and credit decisioning software company in a provisional injunction for defamation.
  • Advises and represents a Canadian health and sleep care company in trademark and copyright infringement cases.
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist – International Association of Privacy Professionals (2021)
  • Member of the Quebec Bar (2019)
  • Juris Doctor (JD), Université de Montréal (2018)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.), Université de Montréal (2018)
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Ottawa (2015)
  • Young Bar of Montreal (YBM)
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) 2023 : Inclusion in the WIPR Leader guide
  • Emerging Technologies
    • Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity
    • Privacy by design
  • Copyright - Counsel
  • Litigation
    • Extraordinary legal remedies(Ordonnances Norwich, Anton Piller)
    • Patents and Industrial Design Litigation
    • Trademarks Litigation
    • Domain Names Litigation
    • Copyright Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Prevention and Resolution of Disputes and Conflicts
  • Trademarks
    • Domain Names (Protection, Management and Arbitration Proceedings)
    • Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
  • « Les décisions marquantes de 2021 en droit d’auteur » (ROBIC, 2022)
  • « Une année de droit d’auteur canadien » (ALAI, 2022)
  • « Une année de droit d’auteur canadien » (ALAI, 2021)
  • « Proactivité et innovation – Bienvenue dans le monde du Privacy by Design » (ROBIC, 2021)
  • « L’évaluation financière des actifs de propriété intellectuelle » (ROBIC, septembre 2020)