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Smart & Biggar welcomes four associates to our IP litigation practice in Ottawa, Toronto and Montréal

Irshaad Hashim, Ryan Wong, Lambert Beaulac and Nicholas Di Piano Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome four new associates to the Ottawa, Toronto and Montréal offices, expanding and adding depth to our IP litigation bench. Irshaad Hashim, Ryan Wong, Lambert Beau... Read More Firm News

IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists" title="Smart & Biggar partners recognized in the 2022 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists" tabindex="0">Smart & Biggar partners recognized in the 2022 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists

Daphne Lainson and Sanjay Goorachurn Smart & Biggar is proud to share that Ottawa partner and Chair of the firm Daphne Lainson and Montréal partner Sanjay Goorachurn have been recognized once again in the 2022 edition of IAM Strategy... IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists" title="Smart & Biggar partners recognized in the 2022 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists" tabindex="-1">Read More

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Featured Insights

It’s official: Options for challenging “official marks” in Canada

Philip Lapin and Jamie-Lynn Kraft “Official marks” are a unique feature of Canadian trademark law. Many trademark owners, even in Canada, are unaware of official marks. Those w... Read More

Patented medicines pricing – “status quo” during the interim period

Daphne Lainson and Nancy Pei The interim approach proposed a “status quo” to pricing until Guidelines could be established relating to the final regulations. As we previo... Read More

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Events and Webinars

[Webinar Series] Canadian Trademarks

- A timely series of webinars to provide in-house counsel and global IP lawyers with a complete understanding of the unique aspects of Canadian brand protection. Read More

[Webinar Replay] Brands in the Metaverse and NFTs: Protecting Trademarks & Copyrights Online, in Digital Media, and Beyond

- 01:00 PM The Internet has developed into an essential part of virtually every business, from online sales, to software as a service, to online marketing.This has led to a corresponding rise in the type a... Read More

[Webinar Replay] Distinctly Canadian: Unique Aspects of Trademark Prosecution in Canada

- 01:00 PM We explore Canada-specific issues that brand owners should keep in mind when looking to protect their trademarks in Canada. For example, use is not required to obtain a Canadian registration and CIPO ... Read More

Resources Centre

Patents: Canada’s New Act and Rules

In recent years, Canada has updated itsPatent Rulesand made associated amendments to itsPatent Actto reflect various international treaties and trade agreements. We have compiled a series of articles and resources that summarize the more significant changes in Canadian patent practice and procedure that are now in effect. Learn More

COVID-19 and Canadian Intellectual Property law

To help our clients navigate in this changing environment we have compiled expert insights and updates on the COVID-19 impacts to intellectual property law and practice in Canada, and related regulatory regimes for pharmaceuticals and health products. In addition, we are tracking and reporting on updates from the Canadian Intellectual Property Offi... Learn More

Leverage the Value of Your IP

Protect IP

We help companies across all industries safeguard creativity and innovation by strategically developing, securing and protecting valuable IP rights in Canada and around the world. Read More

Enforce IP

We fiercely enforce and defend our clients’ IP rights to achieve maximum protection, enhance shareholder value and preserve competitive advantage. Read More

Grow IP

We provide clients with strategic IP advice and counsel to generate commercial value, maximize ROI, shareholder value and business growth. Read More

Succeeding For Our Clients

Loblaws Inc v Pampered Chef et al

Successfully represented Pampered Chef et al before the Federal Court and subsequently, the Federal Court of Appeal affirming the trial decision in Loblaws Inc v Columbia Insurance Company and dismiss... Read More

Nova Chemicals Corporation v The Dow Chemical Company et al

Successfully represented The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) in the Federal Court of Appeal (2020 FCA 141) which affirmed the earlier decision (2017 FC 350 and 2017 FC 637) where the Federal Court order... Read More

Fluid Energy Group v Exaltexx Inc.

Successfully represented the defendant Exaltexx in obtaining an interlocutory injunction restraining the plaintiff from making certain statements or threats to suppliers of Exaltexx during the pendenc... Read More

Loblaws Inc v Columbia Insurance Company et al

Successful trial resulting in Federal Court’s dismissal of infringement and dilution claims brought by Canada’s largest retailer against Berkshire Hathaway’s companies, Pampered Chef and Columbia Insu... Read More

Lainco Inc v Commission Scolaire Des Bois-Francs et al

We successfully represented our client at trial as the Federal Court confirmed that Lainco’s copyright for its steel indoor soccer complex was infringed and ordered over $700,000 in damages. Read More

MIPS AB v Bauer Hockey Ltd

We successfully represented our client at trial as the Federal Court held that Bauer independently created its hockey helmets and did not infringe the plaintiff’s patent. Read More

AstraZeneca Canada Inc v Apotex Inc (re NEXIUM)

In this important, precedent setting appeal victory for pharma patents, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the “promise doctrine” and upheld AstraZeneca’s NEXIUM patent (esomeprazole) as useful. Read More

Diageo Canada v Heaven Hill Distilleries et al

We successfully protected and enforced Diageo's CAPTAIN MORGAN trade dress at trial with issuance of permanent injunction and damages award. Read More

Nintendo of America Inc v King et al

We secured a sweeping trial victory with record setting damages for Nintendo in this first instance of any court applying Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention provisions. Read More

Paramount Pictures Corporation et al v David Lemarier et al

We successfully obtained a search and seizure/Anton Piller order and pre-trial injunctions to quickly prevent unauthorized access to our client's motion pictures by millions of users worldwide. Read More

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Award-winning IP

Top Ranked
for IP

Chambers, Legal 500, MIP, WTR, IAM, LMG Life Sciences

IP Firm
of the Year

Chambers, MIP, Best Lawyers

IP Litigation Firm
of the Year

Benchmark Canada

Top Ranked
for Life Sciences

LMG Life Sciences, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers

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Canada's Intellectual Property Law Firm

1 Leading firm for IP in Canada 100 + Lawyers, Agents, Legal and Technical Specialists 8000 + Patent and Trademark applications filed annually 130 + Years of practice in Canada

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