BELLAVANCE, DIANE

Attorney, Partner

Contact

Montreal office : 514 845-3533

F : 514 845-9522

dbellavance@morencyavocats.com

Education

Bachelor of Law from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1986)

Member of the Barreau du Québec (1988)

Areas of expertise

About

Diane Bellavance specializes in business law and intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs). She is a Trademark Agent and has a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) certification granted by the Licensing Executive Society, world leader in international licensing.  Her experience is internationally recognized.

She has cutting-edge expertise in both intellectual property and business laws :

  • Purchase and sale of companies
  • Licensing, franchises
  • Distribution and partnerships
  • Software contracts
  • Financing, security
  • Licensing of intellectual property rights
  • R&D and related contracts
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Transfer of technologies
  • Sub-contracting
  • International Law
  • Trademark registration
  • Source Code Escrow Agent
  • Legal and commercial organization
  • Due diligence in intellectual property matters
  • French-language law
  • Anton Piller supervision
  • Protection of intellectual property as regards an innovation or a new product

Diane Bellavance is a regular speaker at conferences on intellectual property, export, distribution, licensing and business law.  Some of the focus groups she participates in are the following: The Institute of Design Montréal, Réseau Capital, Laval Technopole, BDC, FSTQ, IRDA, CEIM, Montréal International, RCTi, Université du Québec à Montréal (MBA) and McGill University (MBA).

Social and Professionnal activities

  • Owner of a ladies’ clothing manufacturing company between 1991 and 1995.
  • Member of advisory committees and very active with non-profit organizations, both as an attorney and director.
  • Member of: American Bar Association, Licensing Executive Society, Canadian Institute of Intellectual Property, Canadian Bar Association and Association of Quebec Women in Finance.
  • Member of numerous Boards of Directors, including the Quorum of the Canadian Technology Network, the Alumnae of the UQAM and the FDEM, Fonds de démarrage d’entreprises.