Professor, Université de Montréal
Ysolde Gendreau graduated from McGill University where she obtained her B.C.L., LL.B., and LL.M. She is also docteur en droit of the Université de Paris II. She is professor at the Université de Montréal, where she teaches intellectual property law and competition law, and has taught at McGill University, Université de Paris II, Université de Paris XII, Université de Nantes, Université de Strasbourg III, Université de Lyon 2, University of Victoria, University of San Diego, and Monash University. A member of the Bar of Quebec since 1985, she was a member of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board from 1995 till 2000.
Her main field of expertise is copyright law, especially comparative and international issues. She has published extensively, both in Canada and abroad: The Retransmission Right: Copyright and the Rediffusion of Works by Cable (Oxford, ESC Publishing Ltd, 1990); La protection des photographies en droit d’auteur français, américain, britannique, et canadien (Paris, L.G.D.J., 1994). Among her more recent publications are contributions to two books she has edited: A Shifting Empire: 100 Years of the Copyright Act 1911 (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013) (edited with U.Suthersanen); Langues et droit d’auteur / Language and Copyright, (Montreal: Carswell & Brussels: Bruylant, 2009) (edited with A. Drassinower). In collaboration with her colleague Ejan Mackaay, she is responsible for the annual edition of Législation canadienne en propriété intellectuelle / Canadian Legislation on Intellectual Property published by Carswell. Her articles appear in Canadian and foreign journals and she was the Canadian contributor to Paul Geller’s International Copyright Law and Practice in 1999-2013.
In addition to being member of several intellectual property organisations like the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), she has been President of the Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) in 2003-2005 and President of the Canadian group of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI) in 2006-2011. She is a member of the Executive Committee of ALAI and an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.