Jean-François Normand

Jean-François Normand



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Tel. Québec: 418 780-0962
Languages: English, French
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Jean-François Normand specializes in Emerging Technology law. He advises businesses of all sizes on issues related to intellectual property, commercial law, and data privacy. He has acquired an expertise in the high-tech industry and is notably involved in advising businesses developing various software (mobile and web application, video games, artificial intelligence, etc.), particularly on issues related to open-source licensing and data management. Jean-François is involved in various cases related to personal information protection, particularly in the MedTech industry.

Prior to joining the firm, Jean-François practiced in the business law group of a national law firm as well as an in-house counsel in a large maritime company. He has also developed experience in various matters involving the writing of commercial contracts and intellectual property licenses, private and banking financing, mergers and acquisitions, environmental law, administrative and constitutional law, as well as maritime law and civil litigation.

  • Member of the Québec Bar (2014)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.), Université Laval (2012)
  • Data processing
  • Software
  • Industrial machinery
  • Telecommunications
  • eSport
  • Life sciences
  • Emerging Technologies
    • Financial Technologies
    • Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity
    • E-commerce and digital marketing
    • Conditions of use of websites
    • Protection of personal information and consumers
  • Business Law
    • Incorporation
    • Medical Devices
    • Business start-up
    • Due Diligence
    • Research and Development Contracts
    • Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
    • Business Strategies and Negotiations
    • Start-ups (Business Law)
    • Access to Information and Privacy Rights
    • E-commerce and Consumer Protection
    • Strategic counselling, negotiating and drafting of contracts in relation to music, multimedia, entertainment, film and television
    • Production and Publishing Contracts
    • Distribution Contracts
    • Contracts
    • Licensing and Technology Transfers (Business Law)
    • Financing (Including Venture Capital)
    • Management and Commercialization of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Contracts (Negotiation, Drafting and Review)
  • Contracts and Negotiations
  • Copyright - Counsel
    • Medical Devices
    • Video games and eSport
    • Video games and eSports
    • Opinions and protection strategies
    • Copyright management organizations
    • Free Software
    • Information Technologies
    • Wearable Technologies
    • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
    • Video Games
    • Piracy and Counterfeiting
    • Protection Strategies for Copyright
    • Copyright Registrations
    • Software and mobile applications
    • Licenses and Assignments
  • Image Rights and Defamation
  • Source code escrow
  • Software development
  • Trademarks
    • Medical devices
    • Trademark Licensing
    • Labelling
    • Trademark Availability (Searches and Opinions)
    • Misleading Advertising
    • Protection Strategies for Trademarks and Trade names
  • Technologies axées sur la valorisation des données: Regard stratégique sur les risques et opportunités en matière juridique et de propriété intellectuelle (Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Novembre 2019)
  • Propriété intellectuelle & TI : Comment protéger ses droits ? (Département informatique du Cégep de Ste-Foy, Mars 2019)
  • Le droit d’auteur et le contenu diffusé sur les plateformes de partage de vidéo: où en est le Canada? (FMC Veille – Fonds des médias du Canada , Novembre 2018)