Robert Brouillette is a lawyer, a civil engineer and a patent and trademark agent. He holds an engineering degree from University of Sherbrooke (1972) and a law degree from University of Laval (1975). He is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers and of the Quebec Bar. He is an accredited trademark and patent agent in Canada and the US. He began his career with Ogilvy Renault in 1977. He founded BCF in 1992. In 2005, Mr. Brouillette founded Brouillette & Partners a Law/Patent and Trademark firm focussing on Entrepreneurs and Innovators. A majority of his clients are business builders and operate technological enterprises. He has also developed a significant clientele in the field of direct selling. He has become a leading Canadian expert in the fields of intellectual property, direct sales and technology law (The Best Lawyers in Canada). Mr. Brouillette is a former president of the executive of the national Intellectual Property Law section of the Canadian Bar Association. He is a member of different associations operating in the field of intellectual property and direct selling including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Licensing Executive Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, International Trademark Association, DSA (Canada and USA) and Réseau Action TI Québec. He is currently a member of the board of directors or advisory committee of a number of companies including: Investissements Mondias Inc., Kinova Inc. Leddartech Inc., Newtrax Holdings Inc., and Simsmart Technologies Inc. He was a member of the board of directors of Hydro-Quebec between 1998 and 2001 and of Hydro-Quebec Capitech and of Hydro-Quebec Industech between 2001 and 2007. He is currently chairman of the board of Anges Québec (the largest angel investor group in Québec) and has invested as an angel investor/mentor in a number of start-ups. Practice areas: Business Financing & Venture Capital, Business Start-ups and Incorporations, Canadian Implementation, Direct Selling Agreements, Distribution/Representation Agreements, Domain Names, Employment & Consulting Agreements, General Commercial Agreements, IP: Audits, IP: Copyright, IP: Due Diligence, IP: Industrial Designs/Models, IP: Patents, IP: Trade Marks, International Agreements, Legal Due Diligence, Legal Risks Assessment, Litigation : Intellectual Property, Mediation & Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnerships, Joint-Ventures & Alliances, Protection of Industrial & Commercial Secrets, Purchase & Sale of Businesses, Shareholders Agreements, Technology transfers. Industry Sectors: Agribusiness, Direct Selling (including MLM), E-Commerce/Internet, Franchising, Health Products, Information Technology, Manufacturing & Distribution, Private Investors, Wines & Spirits.