Jean-François Normand

Jean-François Normand



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Tel. Québec: 418 780-0962
Languages: French, English
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Jean-François Normand specializes in Information Technology law. He advises companies, including several startups, on issues related to intellectual property and commercial law. He has acquired an expertise in the high-tech industry and is notably involved in advising companies 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, including European legislation (GDPR).

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
    • Business start-up
    • Medical Devices
    • 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
    • Video games and eSports
    • Opinions and protection strategies
    • Copyright management organizations
    • Medical Devices
    • 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
    • Video games and eSport
  • Image Rights and Defamation
  • Source code escrow
  • Software development
  • Trademarks
    • Labelling
    • Misleading Advertising
    • Trademark Availability (Searches and Opinions)
    • Protection Strategies for Trademarks and Trade names
    • Medical devices
    • Trademark Licensing
  • 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)