Madeleine has over 20 years of experience in intellectual property litigation, copyright, trademarks and entertainment law. She regularly advises businesses of all sizes. Clients appreciate her direct style and the “solution mode” in which she operates.
Knowing the implications of litigation, Madeleine helps clients prevent disputes when possible. If legal proceedings become inevitable, she fully invests her rigor, tenacity, and persuasiveness into her client’s case.
Madeleine has successfully represented clients before the Federal Court, the Québec Superior Court, the Copyright Board of Canada, and in various arbitrations. She regularly negotiates favourable settlements for the clients she represents.
From 2011-2016, Madeleine was the president of the Canadian chapter of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI), recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Madeleine was identified as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, is a regular of Best Lawyers and is consistently among the most recommended IP professionals, according to Lexpert. She is the author of many articles and regularly gives lectures in the fields of copyright and entertainment.
As a mother of 2 teenagers, Madeleine is convinced that parenthood has made her a better, more rigorous and disciplined lawyer.
Education and qualifications: Laval University (LL.B), University of Toronto (LL.M). Member of the Quebec Bar, registered trademark agent.
Languages: French, English, Spanish