Michael is a founding and Senior Partner of Andrews Robichaud. He is an Intellectual Property and Business lawyer and a Registered Trade-mark Agent, and advises on regular and complex trade-mark, copyright, patent and industrial design matters, including the searching, filing, prosecution, registration, litigation and enforcement of trade-marks, copyrights, patents and industrial designs in Canada and internationally through a world-wide network of qualified associates. His clients range from small business owners to Fortune 100 companies and include industry sectors spanning business, high technology, biotechnology, consumer products, entertainment, sports, and the arts. Mike is routinely retained to act on behalf of well-known and famous brands and personalities.
Applying his business and legal background, Mike assists clients in protecting and expanding their domestic and international knowledge-based businesses using licensing, syndication, financing and tax strategies. Mike has developed and implemented intellectual property, business, branding and financial strategies and initiatives for state-of-the-art biometric identification systems, biotechnology developers, international syndication, prime time television, news media, feature film, Internet and web-enabled application service providers, leading fashion and consumer product businesses and emerging fintech companies. He also is an experienced negotiator and litigator.
Mike is a frequent speaker and author on Canadian and international business, litigation and tax strategies as they relate to trade-mark, copyright, patent and intellectual property licensing and related issues. He is equally comfortable addressing the technical issues of concern to intellectual property professionals, as well as the interests of knowledge-based business development, branding and licensing audiences.