Andrews Robichaud is a full-service intellectual property and business law firm located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The firm and its lawyers provides guidance, counsel and support to our clients and their desire to develop, identify, manage, expand, promote and exploit their trade-marks, patents and copyrights in Canada and around the world.
The firm has well-established specialties in all aspects of trade-mark, copyright, industrial design, entertainment and patent law including prosecution, opposition, litigation, licensing, and filing in Canada and internationally through its network of trusted associates. The firm also has extensive experience in business law, including start-up, mergers and acquisitions, leasing and franchising.
Name: Nathaly J. Vermette
Bachelor of Civil Law degree from Université de Montréal in 1993
Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree at Universit de Montréal, completed in February 2000
Managing partner of the Andrews Robichaud Montréal office
Has been practicing law in the city of Montréal, province of Québec for over 15 years
She is an intellectual property and business lawyer as well as a registered trade-mark agent with and international clientele ranging from pharmaceutical, life sciences/biotech, information technology, communications, media, fashion and entertainment
She also has extensive experience in drafting a wide range of commercial agreements and corporate transactions to support her clients' activities, including incorporations, shareholders' agreements, share and asset purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, commercial leases, and various service agreements
Has also assisted several clients with Canadian privacy legislation compliance
Became a member of the Québec Bar in 1994
She has published articles and has made numerous presentations on intellectual property issues related to the Internet
Active member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel ("FDCC") and of the International Trademark Association ("INTA")
She was also Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association ("ABA") for bar years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 where she was instrumental in organizing high level legal conferences
Currently, an active member of the ABA TIPS leadership and is Chair of the Distance Learning Committee for bar year 2008-2009
As a member of the Life Sciences network of BioStrategis, Nathaly has expanded her service offerings in this highly specialized field through qualified partners and offers pharmaceutical, medical device, nutriceutical and cleantech business clients assistance in marketing their products in Canada and obtaining the required regulatory approvals, in addition to securing all intellectual property rights
Fluent in both English and French and is learning Spanish
It caters to clients in areas of Consumer Products & Services, Industrial & High Technology, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, and Sports & Entertainment.