Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Stéphanie Girard

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Stéphanie Girard

Associate
  • Smart & Biggar LLP
Barrister and Solicitor
  • Trademark Agent
English | French

Professional interest meets personal passion

Stemming from an early curiosity around the imitation and reproduction of goods, Stephanie has built a legal career focused on protecting the intellectual property of creators and business people alike. As a lawyer, trademark agent and copyright specialist, Stephanie is a valuable resource through her ability to listen to clients’ needs, understand their business, know their competition and find the best possible solution to leverage the potential of their brands.

Trademark authority and copyright expertise

To supplement her Law Degree from Université de Sherbrooke, Stephanie has pursued continuing education in copyright and entertainment law. Her practice includes trademark counselling throughout the trademark life cycle, including clearance, prosecution, opposition and enforcement. She regularly performs trademark clearance searches and provides availability opinions, prepares and files trademark applications, and prosecutes trademark applications before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Stephanie has worked with small and mid-sized businesses across North America as well as international associate firms seeking counsel in trademark law. She covers all industry areas, including fashion, cosmetics, and food and beverage. Her work in entertainment law has involved drafting agreements for artists and creators, music publishing agreements, and other agreements specific to the entertainment industry. Her experience has also made her familiar with IT matters. She has drafted Software-as-a-Service agreements and other IT-related agreements.