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The Date is set: this November Canada implements the Hague Agreement and rolls out a modernized industrial design regime | June 28, 2018


Update on biosimilars | June 27, 2018


Cannabis Act passes in Canada without controversial amendments | June 22, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes 13 summer students to the Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto offices | June 21, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes CSUSA to Toronto for 2018 Annual Meeting | June 8, 2018


Media pirates walk the plank: extraordinary remedies against copyright infringers in Canada | June 5, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes delegates of FICPI World Congress to Toronto, Canada | June 4, 2018


Meet Smart & Biggar in Boston for the 2018 BIO International Convention | June 1, 2018


Peering over the neighbours’ fence: key differences in trademark laws between Canada and the U.S. | May 31, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Alice Tseng as Partner in our Life Sciences practice in Toronto | May 28, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute | May 23, 2018


An Update on Vanessa’s Law | May 23, 2018


Connect with Smart & Biggar in Seattle at INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting | May 17, 2018


Smart & Biggar discusses IP enforcement in oil and agriculture for ACC Alberta | May 16, 2018


Three delegates from Smart & Biggar attend the AIPLA Spring Meeting | May 15, 2018


Top 5 reasons to consider patent litigation in Canada now | May 8, 2018


Laura Easton attends LESA’s 51st Annual Refresher: Business | May 4, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Patrick Roszell as Counsel in Toronto | May 2, 2018


Smart & Biggar connects with leaders in innovation and technology at OCE Discovery | April 30, 2018


Standing Committee on Health proposes National Pharmacare program, modifications to prescription and generic drug pricing | April 27, 2018


Apotex fails to establish it would have obtained non-infringing perindopril from foreign third-party suppliers; original $61+ million profits award stands | April 27, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors the 2018 CCCA National Conference | April 27, 2018


Smart & Biggar hosts 2018 AIPLA ‘Women in IP’ Global Networking events across three Canadian cities | April 26, 2018


Smart & Biggar partner Gunars Gaikis presents Canadian patent updates at LSPN North America. | April 24, 2018


Smart & Biggar hosts session for ACC Ontario to help in-house council navigate Canada’s IP landscape | April 23, 2018


Colour it Mine: Protecting Colour Trademarks in Canada | April 20, 2018


Smart & Biggar named among the Top “SME” Employers in Canada | April 13, 2018


No Section 8 Liability for Valid and Infringed Patent in NEXIUM Proceeding | March 29, 2018


New Use Patent for Janssen’s REMICADE valid and infringed by Hospira’s biosimilar INFLECTRA | March 29, 2018


FCA dismisses Lilly’s olanzapine section 8 damages appeal and grants cross-appeal allowing for recovery of pipefill sales and under-reporting of data | March 29, 2018


Smart & Biggar hosts IP Masterclass to provide IP strategy to Ottawa based start-ups, technology companies and entrepreneurs | March 19, 2018


Accounting of profits offers significant benefits to patent owners | March 19, 2018


The Trolls have arrived: Suspicious trademark applications on the rise | March 12, 2018


Don’t let your brand go to pot (Part II): how cannabis brand owners can cover their “buds” with plant breeders’ rights | March 5, 2018


Graham Hood will be at the Ryerson Communication & Design Conference | March 2, 2018


Federal Court of Appeal dismisses Teva’s levofloxacin damages appeal | February 28, 2018


Smart & Biggar is proud to sponsor the C5’s Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation Conference | February 27, 2018


Federal Court of Appeal approves website seizure and Anton Piller order against online copyright piracy platform | February 26, 2018


Smart & Biggar is proud to sponsor The Harold G. Fox Moot - Canadian Intellectual Property | February 22, 2018


Don’t let your brand go to pot (Part I): 4 things that cannabis brand owners need to know | February 15, 2018


Signed, sealed and almost delivered - Canada’s new trademark law is in sight | February 12, 2018


Steve Garland honoured with the Lexology Client's Choice award | February 8, 2018


Danger in the Korean Peninsula: Ambush marketing and the Olympic Games | February 6, 2018


Smart & Biggar partner David Schwartz to present at the 2nd Annual IAM Pharma & Biotech IP Summit | February 2, 2018


Apotex granted damages from contract research organization for delayed FDA approval of two products | January 31, 2018


Smart & Biggar recognized as one of Ottawa’s “Top Employers” | January 31, 2018


Getting your patent application into the fast lane: Canada’s patent prosecution highway | January 24, 2018


Smart & Biggar is pleased to have two delegates attending the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute | January 23, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors the 23rd Annual CI Advertising & Marketing Law Conference and presents on IP in Marketing Campaigns | January 22, 2018


Celebrities, personality rights and privacy: what marketers need to know about permission | January 16, 2018


Top 10 Highlights of Canadian IP Law and Practice in 2017 | January 11, 2018


Steven Garland named Firm Managing Partner | January 10, 2018


In memory of Michael Wheeler | January 3, 2018


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announces new partners for 2018 | January 2, 2018


Proposed amendments to Food and Drug Regulations and the Medical Devices Regulations to publicly release clinical data after completion of regulatory review process | December 27, 2017


Update on Biosimilars | December 15, 2017


Season's greetings | Meilleurs vœux | December 14, 2017


Canada moves closer to joining the Hague Agreement with the release of proposed new Industrial Design Regulations | December 12, 2017


Streamlined Canadian trademark litigation — Court of Appeal opens door to full compensation | December 11, 2017


Six Key Trademark Filing and Protection Strategies for Canada in 2018 | December 6, 2017


Canada releases proposed amendments to Regulations governing patented medicines pricing | December 4, 2017


Federal Court finds PMPRB unreasonable in finding Galderma patent 'pertains to' medicine in DIFFERIN | November 30, 2017


Canada’s new linkage litigation scheme: A comparison to Hatch-Waxman | November 30, 2017


Smart & Biggar partners with Invest Ottawa to support technology and innovation community | November 27, 2017


Smart & Biggar welcomes Matthew R. Leaper in our Vancouver office | November 23, 2017


Smart & Biggar sponsors IPIC’s Women in IP Networking Group for Books & Breakfast | November 17, 2017


Smart & Biggar professionals to attend the INTA Leadership Meeting in Washington, DC | November 7, 2017


Smart & Biggar hosts ACC Alberta “Intellectual Property: Investing to Maximize Corporate Value” | November 3, 2017


Smart & Biggar sponsors the fifth annual TiECon Canada and presents on Artificial Intelligence | November 2, 2017


Smart & Biggar welcomes nine new associates and counsel in Patents, Trademark, Litigation and IP Counselling across Canada | October 27, 2017


Pfizer obtains orders of prohibition on polymorphic form patent | October 20, 2017


Update on AstraZeneca SCC and developments on “overpromising” under grounds other than utility | October 20, 2017


Smart & Biggar presents “Inventor of the Year” to Fitterfirst at the PROFIT 500 CEO Summit | October 16, 2017


Smart & Biggar’s Matthew Zischka, Sheldon Hamilton and Steven Garland attending AIPPI World Congress | October 13, 2017


Daphne Lainson, Mark Biernacki and Daniel Davies speaking at IPIC Annual Meeting | October 10, 2017


Smart & Biggar’s Nancy Pei and David Schwartz speaking at the Life Sciences IP Summit 2017 in Munich | October 4, 2017


New challenges and opportunities for pharmaceutical trademarks in Canada | October 2, 2017


Federal Court of Appeal Applies Supreme Court’s Utility Test to SPRYCEL Patent | September 29, 2017


Smart & Biggar welcomes the PTMG Autumn Conference to Toronto | September 29, 2017


Smart & Biggar's Daphne Lainson speaking at the Midwest IP Institute in Minneapolis | September 28, 2017


Canada introduces reporting mechanism for dangerous counterfeit goods, helping rights holders protect their brands at the border | September 22, 2017


Smart & Biggar featured in the Ottawa Business Journal for innovative “paperless” file management system | September 22, 2017


Structural engineers score big as Federal Court recognizes and enforces copyright on structure of soccer complex | September 14, 2017


AstraZeneca succeeds in omeprazole patent infringement profits case | September 12, 2017


Jeff Coles to speak on Intellectual Property at Invest Atlantic, sponsored by Smart & Biggar | September 11, 2017


Publication of Final Regulations on Patent Linkage and Term Restoration
related to CETA
| September 7, 2017


Canada: The New Frontier For Global IP Litigation | September 6, 2017


Gilead prevails in SOVALDI appeal | August 22, 2017


Smart & Biggar welcomes Kwan T. Loh as Counsel in our Vancouver office | August 9, 2017


Smart & Biggar offices featured as ‘modern and open’ by global interior design resource | August 3, 2017


Proposed amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules published for public consultation | August 1, 2017


Smart & Biggar partners support IPIC’s Intellectual Property Summer Program at McGill University | July 28, 2017


Down, but not out – initial adverse decision not a bar to future recovery of .ca domain name | July 26, 2017


Daphne Lainson to speak at Pharma & Biotech Webinar on Canadian Pharma patent-regulatory framework | July 18, 2017


 
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