International Trade

How to prevent US lawsuits

Manufacturers’ liability

Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9 A.M. to noon


Micheline Dessureault

Micheline Dessureault

Lawyer and Trademark agent
Jolicoeur Lacasse, Avocats

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International trade laws and intellectual property law are predominant within the practice of Ms. Dessureault. She acts as the director of the Intellectual Property and the International Business Law Departments.

Having developed a solid expertise after more nearly 30 years as strategic counsel at the international level, she represents Canadian businesses and organizations that wish to establish themselves abroad, as well as foreign businesses and organizations that wish to establish themselves in Canada. Micheline Dessureault possesses a strong expertise in legal structures, strategic partnerships and alliances, work-force mobility, distribution and representation agreements, as well as technology transfers and licensing.

She is also a trademark agent and counsels her clients in this domain, in both their Canadian and international trademark portfolios.

Her clientele consists of businesses providing both products and services, but also institutions and corporations for research enhancement and technological transfers. She acts as Private counsel for the Réseau conseil en technologie et en innovation (ADRIQ-RCTi). She has also been a diplomat for over 15 years, being the Honorary Vice-Consul of Mexico.


Learn what responsibilities manufacturers carry, and find out how to minimize legal action when you do business on the American market.

Your local and international suppliers and sub-contractors can also be a source of risk. This practical workshop will help you become more aware of the principles that notably put you at risk of malicious prosecution. Insurance, corporate reorganization, a tightening of internal controls, the risks associated with suppliers and sub-contractors, and the revision of written guarantees and marketing tools are just some of the elements that should be taken into consideration to better protect yourself.

In addition, by raising your awareness of real concerns, you can establish a process to minimize these risks within your company and in the supply and sub-contracting chain.


The activity will be held in French.


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Line Leblond
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The workshop expenses are tax deductible (provicial and federal).

The cost of the workshop is eligible as an expense under the 1% Training Investment.

Cancellation policyNo reservations, cancellations or refunds as of 2 days before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only written cancellation notices sent by fax at 514 871-5971 or by email at will be accepted.

Registration deadline

November 30, 2016


Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
380 St. Antoine Street W. Suite 6000

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    • The characteristics of the United States and the American market
    • Types of damages and liability
    • How to reduce your risks and avoid assuming those associated with sub-contractors
    • The specifics of insurance, what it covers and when it applies


This workshop is intended both for companies preparing to export and those that are already doing so, as well as for suppliers of components and parts used in the manufacturing of exported goods.

  • Business leaders
  • Directors of Finance
  • Export Directors
  • Production and Engineering Directors

In collaboration with:

  • EDC
The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
is produced in cooperation with:

Official airline of the
"Exporting Québec" initiative:

LaPresse+   AIR CANADA
WTC Montréal receives financial
support from Canada
Economic Development.

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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