Catherine Bergeron

Catherine Bergeron

Principal, Lawyer, Trademark Agent


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Tel. Montréal: 514 987-8884
Languages: English, French
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Practice Leader of the Trademarks Group, Catherine Bergeron specializes in trademarks, more particularly trademark prosecution, trade-mark litigation and the strategic management of trademarks portfolios. She is involved in all stages of the process of registering trademarks, from the development of an optimal filing strategy to the adoption of a policy regarding the use of trademarks for a better protection of the clients’ rights.

As part of her core practice areas, Catherine Bergeron has developed an expertise in administrative proceedings before the Registrar of Trademarks, including Opposition proceedings to the registration of trademarks and administrative cancellation proceedings. Catherine Bergeron is frequently called upon to negotiate and draft settlement agreements for the benefit of local and international clients.

Catherine Bergeron also specializes in copyright law and advises clients on enforcing and protecting their rights and interests in copyright matters. She also has an expertise in regulatory advertising matters as well as product packaging and labelling, particularly in the food and cosmetic industries. She is frequently consulted for opinions pertaining to the linguistic requirements of the Charter of the French language regarding packaging, public signs and advertising.


  • Trademark Agent, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (2007)
  • Trademark Agent authorized to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Member of the Québec Bar (2001)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Common Law (LL.B.), Université McGill (2000)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) - member of the Canada Subcommittee of the Non-Traditional Marks Committee
  • Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI Canada)
  • Association des juristes pour l'avancement de la vie artistique (AJAVA)
  • Institut de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada (IPIC) - Director of the course Understanding Trade-marks in 2009
  • Regroupement des praticiens du droit des marques de commerce (RPM)
  • Member of the Trademark Agent Examining Board between 2013 and 2016
  • WTR 1000 (World Trademark Review) 2021-2024: Prosecution & Strategy
  • LEXPERT / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2024 directory
  • World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) 2023 : Inclusion in WIPR Leader Directory
  • LEXPERT Special Edition 2023: Technology and Health Sciences
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 : Recommended in Intellectual Property
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2020-2023 : Intellectual Property Law
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018-2023 : Consistently Recommended Intellectual Property
  • World Intellectual Property Review 2023: Included in the WIPR Leader guide
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2022 (trademarks, transport shipping)
  • Who's Who Legal 2020 : recognized as Global Leader in Trademarks
  • Insurance
  • Food industry
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics
  • Fashion and clothing
  • Entertainment
  • Business Law
    • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
    • Franchising
    • Strategic counselling, negotiating and drafting of contracts in relation to music, multimedia, entertainment, film and television
    • Competition and Unfair Competition
  • Contracts and Negotiations
  • Copyright - Counsel
    • Copyright Contracts and Negotiations
    • Piracy and Counterfeiting
    • Protection Strategies for Copyright
    • Copyright Registrations
  • Litigation
    • Trademarks Litigation
    • Unfair Competition Litigation
    • Copyright Litigation
  • Trademarks
    • Charter of the French Language
    • Marking
    • Labelling
    • Comparative Advertising
    • Filing and Prosecuting Trademark Applications
    • Trademark Availability (Searches and Opinions)
    • Trademark Portfolio Management
    • Trademark Contracts and Negotiations
    • Protection Strategies for Trademarks and Trade names
    • Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings