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

Member of the Barreau du Québec (1988)

Areas of expertise
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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.