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Fashion's Front Line for Fall-Winter 2016
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Montreal Chapter September Event

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Where: The Offices of Norton Rose Fulbright
1, Place Ville-Marie
25th Floor
Montreal, Quebec  H3B 1R1
Contact: Christine Martens
514-840-1226 p.3008

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Fashion’s Front Line for Fall-Winter 2016

Followed by a Cocktail Reception

Members - Free
Non-Members - $25.00

Thank you for your interest in this event.  Unfortunately, there is limited space, and we have reached capacity

Registration is closed, and we can not accept on-site registrations.  Thank you.

Program Description: 

Is there any field that is more forward-looking than fashion?  The fashion industry’s lifeblood is creation, innovation, novelty… words that are synonymous with intellectual property.  Yet the combination of these two worlds does not always seem quite obvious to achieve.

For this unique LES event, we invited Danielle Charest, Vice-president and senior partner at la Maison Marie Saint Pierre and Nathon Kong, Founder of Tailor2Go to present their points of view on IP in the world of fashion.  We will conclude with a medley of ready-to-wear yet bespoke protections against copycats, presented by Maître Daniel S. Drapeau, of DrapeauLex Inc.  The following subjects will strut the catwalk:

  • Readiness: The ideal weapon; How to protect your best brand: Your name;
  • Mr. Anton Piller: Why you want to get to know him; and
  • For the grand finale: A form of protection available only in Quebec.

This world premiere, in English and French, will be of interest to fashionistas and intellectual property passionaras alike. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The offices of Norton Rose Fulbright
1, Place Ville-Marie
25th floor
Montreal QC
H3B 1R1


Event Sponsor:




Danielle Charest
Vice-president and Senior Partner 
La Maison Marie Saint Pierre

Danielle Charest is an actuary by profession. In 1987, she graduated from Concordia University with a B. Mathematics, specialization Actuarial Sciences. Two years later, she was named Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. A senior consultant for many years, she then became a shareholder at Normandin Beaudry. After more than 15 years in the field, she plunged into the creative world of fashion and design.

Her structured thinking, financial aptitude, and her business background have helped grow La Maison Marie Saint Pierre into an international brand. As Vice-president and senior partner, Danielle oversees the operational and financial elements necessary in allowing creativity to thrive, while ensuring retail success. 



Mtre. Daniel S. Drapeau
DrapeauLex Inc.

With nearly twenty years of experience, Daniel Drapeau has serviced major corporations and individuals in a wide variety of industries, including: Fashion, Mechanical, Retail, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, Cosmetics & Fragrance and the Arts. His forte is the strategic use of IP rights and litigation to achieve his clients' goals, whether they be protective, aggressive or defensive. In addition, Daniel has managed important trade-mark, copyright and industrial design portfolios of foreign companies in Canada and those of Canadian companies abroad. He has also developed a particular expertise in expeditive remedies, including injunctions and seizure orders. This has enabled Daniel to acquire extensive knowledge which he shares with others.


Nathon Kong

Nathon Kong
 obtained his degree in microbiology from McGill University.  He is a MBA graduate from the Telfer School of Management, and he worked for Novartis Pharmaceutical Canada.  Nathon founded his business, Tailor2go, in 2015 and has become one of the most popular tailors in Montreal.  Nathon was able to make his mark as an entrepreneur in the world of fashion.  He succeeded in combining technology and fashion, and it all takes place in his boutique on wheels.

Nathon has been awarded with many distinctions for his entrepreneurial skills.  Tailor2Go was at the Festival Mode & Design in August.  Keep your eyes open when you are in downtown Montreal.  Tailor2Go is the new boutique for young professionals with hectic schedules and sophisticated lifestyles who want to wear personalized, tailor-made suits.

Continuing Education Credits

LES (USA & Canada) will request accreditation for this event as part of the Mandatory Continuing Education Program of the Barreau du Québec. Any lawyer who would like to receive an attestation for credit must sign the “Formation Continue – Barreau du Québec” signature sheet that will be available during the conference.


This presentation will be in FRENCH and ENGLISH.


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