Marc J. Belliveau

902-407-6480 (902) 469-9500
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"I enjoy finding pragmatic and creative solutions to client needs, particularly in respect of trade-marks and copyright issues. Working diligently to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients has been the guiding principle of my professional life."

About Marc

Marc retired from the practice of law in 2014. He is a Trade-mark Agent and Senior Corporate Paralegal on our Business Law team. During his career as a lawyer, Marc practiced in Intellectual Property, Computer and Technology Transactions, Corporate and Commercial Transactions and Securities Law and is fluently bilingual in English and French.

Born in Montréal, he first came to Dal in 1977 for his undergraduate studies. Later in life, Marc returned to Halifax and began practicing law in 1991. In 1997, he became a Trade-mark Agent. He appeared before all levels of courts, worked on the historic privatization of Nova Scotia's electric utility, assisted in numerous securities offerings and represented large corporations in servicing their IP and IT legal requirements during the early days of the internet’s development when little legislation or jurisprudence was available.

Marc is also an experienced musician, has published original songs and performs regularly in Halifax. He is happily married with four children.

Areas of Practice

Marc's Background

  • 1987 – 1990: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Business Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1980 – 1982: M.B.A., McGill University, Finance & International Business, Montréal, Québec
  • 1977 – 1980: B.Sc., Dalhousie University, Mathematics, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2018 - Present: Director of Corporate Services, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2017 - Present: Trade-mark Agent & Senior Corporate Paralegal, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2000 - 2014: Stewart McKelvey, Partner, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1989 - 2000: Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson, Associate & Partner, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - International Practice Management Association
  • Registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) as a Trade-mark Agent
  • Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Former Member of the Nova Scotia Bar Association
  • Former Executive Member of the National Conference of French-Speaking Lawyers of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Former President of the Association des juristes d'expression française de la N.-É.
  • Published numerous articles for legal journals and newsletters
  • Guest Lecturer at many Provincial and National bar-sponsored Continuing Legal Education events
Community Activities
  • Former President of the Conseil Communautaire du Carrefour du Grand Havre
  • Former Executive Musical Director of the annual March of Dimes Canada, Rock for Kids Halifax
  • Preserved and Advanced the minority language rights of Acadians through lobbying efforts before the courts and Provincial Legistlature
  • 2011: Reverend Roy Essex Award by March of Dimes Canada

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