Title : Lawyer, trademark agent Year of call : 2016

Expertise : business law | access, protection of personal information and privacy | intellectual property

Hotline: 367 777-0788

Me Olivier Hamel has a law degree from Université Laval and a degree in international relations and public affairs from the same institution. He has been practicing business law in Cain Lamarre’s Quebec office since 2016. His practice is focused on intellectual property, protection of personal information, and commercial and corporate law.

As a trademark agent registered with the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA), he advises businesses in the protection of their trademarks. More specifically, he develops protection strategies and is involved in the registration procedures, the management of trademark portfolios, and in the defence of trademark owner rights. Me Hamel has worked on important cases, notably a case before the Federal Court relating to the violation of rights to a registered trademark of a major Quebec recreational vehicle dealership.

A member of Cain Lamarre's team for the protection of personal information, he accompanies businesses in their efforts to comply with the various laws applicable to the protection of personal information in Quebec and Canada.

In commercial and corporate law, he has been involved in various transactions and corporate reorganizations and in the drafting of contractual agreements and legal opinions for a clientele essentially made up of private corporations, Crown corporations, cooperatives, and educational institutions. He also specializes in non-profit legal persons and regularly offers training relating to governance and the grouping of non-profit legal persons.

During his studies at Université Laval, he was a research and teaching assistant to several members of the Centre d'études en droit économique (CÉDÉ) and was a page at the Quebec National Assembly.
On a personal level, he has been actively involved in his community as a member of the legal committee of A-Droit since 2014 and was a member of the board of directors of the Société Protectrice des Animaux de Québec (SPA) during the year 2020-2021.

Assistant: Louise Charest


  • Business law
  • Access, protection of personal information and privacy
  •  Intellectual property

Other titles

  • Trademark Agent (2023)


  • Integrated B.A. in international relations and public affairs, Université Laval (2012)
  • LL.B., Université Laval (2015)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Québec City (2016 to present)
  • National Assembly of Québec

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Conference “A to Z of legal aspects: from the idea to launching the business” (French only), Entreprenariat Laval (2021)
  • Conference “Contracts in commercial activities” (French only), Cégep de Lévis (2022);

Regular speaker for the following conferences:

  • Conference: “Merging childcare centers” (French only);
  • Conference “Principles relating to the governance of a childcare center” (French only);
  • Conference “Reform of the regime applicable to the protection of personal information in Quebec: a sea of change” (French only);

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Regroupement des praticiens du droit des marques de commerce (RPM)
    Member, Association of Access to Information and Privacy Professionals (AAPI)
  • Member of the board of directors, Société protectrice des animaux de Québec (SPA) (2020-2021)
  • Legal Committee member, L’A-Droit de Chaudière-Appalaches (since 2014)