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New details on the Government of Canada’s IP Strategy | August 13, 2019


Nouveaux détails par rapport à la Stratégie en matière de PI du Gouvernement du Canada | August 13, 2019


A long and winding road: Canada nears the end of an ambitious project to modernize patent, trademark and industrial design laws | August 9, 2019


Canada releases final amendments to Patented Medicines Pricing Regulations; in force July 1, 2020 | August 9, 2019


Jeremy Want attends the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA | August 7, 2019


Where is my CIPO mail? What to know about Canadian correspondence for Madrid Applications | August 1, 2019


Abigail Smith joins the Canadian Bar Association’s National IP Section Executive | July 31, 2019


Canadian Competition Bureau updates Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines | July 24, 2019


Daphne Lainson and Yoon Kang attend the ACI Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law conference | July 24, 2019


Ekaterina Tsimberis visits Lausanne/Vevey for the 2019 AIDV Conference and obtains approval for the creation of a Canadian AIDV Chapter | July 23, 2019


PC v. PC. Pampered Chef Succeeds in Trademark Infringement Battle: Smart & Biggar prevails at trial on behalf of Pampered Chef | July 23, 2019


Smart & Biggar boasts the highest number of Canadian IP professionals included in LMG’s 2019 Expert Guides: Patents | July 23, 2019


Detailed overview of deadlines and requirements under the new Canadian Patent Rules coming into force on October 30, 2019 | July 10, 2019


Federal Court of Appeal requires PMPRB to re-determine whether patent ‘pertains to’ Galderma’s DIFFERIN | July 8, 2019


2019 Mid-Year Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP | July 8, 2019


Smart & Biggar partners teach trademark basics as part of IPIC-McGill 2019 Summer Courses in Intellectual Property | July 4, 2019


Smart & Biggar continues to grow Montreal practice with three new associates | July 2, 2019


Smart & Biggar celebrates Pride month | June 28, 2019


National Pharmacare Update: Publication of the final report of the Advisory Council | June 27, 2019


Federal Court upholds PMPRB’s pricing decision regarding Alexion’s SOLIRIS | June 27, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts IP strategy for software masterclass for Ottawa tech start-ups | June 25, 2019


Abigail Smith elected to the Ontario Bar Association’s IT & IP section | June 25, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts inaugural “f2” Roundtable for Female Founders in Ottawa | June 24, 2019


David Schwartz presents at C5 International Pharma Patent Term Extensions Forum in Germany | June 24, 2019


Smart & Biggar welcomes Erica Gotfrit to the Ottawa trademarks team | June 24, 2019


Lei Liu attends the AUTM Canadian Region Meeting on behalf of Smart & Biggar | June 21, 2019


The Experimental Use Exception under the Recently Amended Canadian Patent Act | June 20, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts ACC Quebec for a presentation on building strategic IP for business | June 18, 2019


Daniel Anthony attends the CSUSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore | June 11, 2019


It’s the final countdown: Top 10 changes to Canada’s trademark law on June 17th | June 4, 2019


Gunars Gaikis and Alice Tseng present at inaugural PxP conference | June 3, 2019


Smart & Biggar joins global biotech and pharma leaders at 2019 BIO International Convention | May 31, 2019


FCA upholds issuance of NON-W letter and cancellation of reconsideration process for Apotex omeprazole magnesium tablet ANDS | May 30, 2019


Infringement based on making/selling under existing NOC for one strength struck from action under the PMNOC Regulations triggered by NOA based on different strength | May 30, 2019


Proposed Regulations would amend process for sale of drugs for emergencies, including under SAP | May 30, 2019


Canada introduces Bill C-100: A step towards ratification of “NAFTA 2.0” | May 30, 2019


Smart & Biggar proudly sponsors 17th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute | May 29, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts a session for ACC Ontario to explore IP Basics & Beyond | May 27, 2019


Prior User Rights Under the Recently Amended Canadian Patent Act | May 22, 2019


Smart & Biggar’s trademark team joins colleagues from around the world at INTA | May 17, 2019


Nice Classification with a trap – Canada introduces “class top-up” fees with no back door | May 16, 2019


Smart & Biggar sponsors Toronto Medical Device Playbook 2019 | May 8, 2019


Alice Tseng joins the Terroir Symposium to talk about the future of cannabis in the hospitality industry | May 3, 2019


Smart & Biggar celebrates women in IP and STEM at Ottawa WING event | May 1, 2019


Smart & Biggar sponsors FORPIQ 2019 | April 30, 2019


Proposed Amendments to Food and Drug Regulations: Generic drug equivalence, labeling, and related terminology | April 29, 2019


Sheldon Hamilton presents at ACI’s annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference | April 26, 2019


Daphne Lainson examines IP law in Mexico, Canada and the US for in-house counsel | April 24, 2019


Yoon Kang & David Schwartz review the year’s biggest changes in Canadian patent law at LSPN | April 24, 2019


Alice Tseng addresses Cannabis basics at Elena's Club | April 23, 2019


Cannabis Patents 101: Protecting innovation and growth | April 17, 2019


Smart & Biggar named a Top “SME” Employer in Canada for a second year | April 15, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts the AIPLA ‘Women in IP’ Networking dinner in Calgary | April 12, 2019


Smart & Biggar’s Marketing and Advertising experts share legal insights with Ad Standards Canada | April 11, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts a workshop to help Victoria inventors protect their hardware innovations | April 10, 2019


ACT NOW: Follow this ‘TO DO’ list to save money on Canadian trademarks before June 17th | April 10, 2019


Mark Evans provides an update on Canadian Trademark Law Reform at ABA-IPL Annual Meeting | April 9, 2019


Philip Lapin joins INTA webcast on new non-traditional marks in Canada | April 9, 2019


Quick, Easy, Secure: Canada joins WIPO’s Digital Access Service for industrial design priority documents | April 8, 2019


On the (Quebec Health) Record: the Federal Court holds the Quebec government liable for patent infringement | April 5, 2019


Smart & Biggar sponsors the 2019 CCCA National Conference | April 5, 2019


Smart & Biggar intervenes before the SCC on behalf of the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia in copyright infringement class action suit against Teranet | April 5, 2019


Mark Biernacki shares an update on Canadian Trademark Reform at San Francisco INTA Roundtable | April 3, 2019


Alice Tseng presents on publicly insured services at Canadian medical technology conference MedTech | April 2, 2019


Final regulations addressing the public release of clinical information now in force | March 28, 2019


Health Canada and CADTH launch new initiative to provide early parallel scientific advice | March 28, 2019


Federal Court finds invalidity allegations relating to patent for metformin formulations not justified | March 28, 2019


#InfluencerMarketing: What advertisers need to know about disclosure | March 27, 2019


Smart & Biggar recognizes self-funded Ottawa start-ups at 2019 Bootstrap Awards | March 18, 2019


SAVE MONEY: Renew all Canadian trademark registrations now | March 18, 2019


Laura Easton and Artemis Lai join the next generation of female technology lawyers at 2019 ChIPs Next Gen Summit | March 13, 2019


Smart & Biggar salutes female partners as leaders on International Women’s Day | March 8, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts workshop for Vancouver tech companies on the importance of IP | March 6, 2019


Graham Hood speaks on trademark and copyright law considerations for Cannabis producers at University of Toronto | February 28, 2019


Orders of prohibition relating to polymorphic form patent for PRISTIQ upheld on appeal | February 27, 2019


Proposed changes to OHIP+ Program | February 27, 2019


Costco Pharmacies receive $7.25M penalty for accepting drug rebates | February 27, 2019


In fond memory of James Daniel Kokonis, QC | February 25, 2019


Smart & Biggar supports a new generation of IP legal professionals at the 11th annual Fox IP Moot | February 22, 2019


SAVE MONEY: File your multi-class applications in Canada now | February 20, 2019


Mark Pidkowich and Matthew Leaper join IP and cannabis panel at ‘Grow Your Assets’ conference | February 19, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts Trademarks & IP Masterclass to help Ottawa start-ups protect their brands | February 19, 2019


Smart & Biggar recognized as a ‘top employer’ in Ottawa | January 30, 2019


Trademarks in Canada: A year of change and global harmony | January 29, 2019


Year-end Round-up: Notable Trademark Case Law From 2018 | January 29, 2019


Smart & Biggar sponsors AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute in Tampa | January 29, 2019


Abbott/Takeda permitted to plead that a third party’s patent would be infringed by alleged non-infringing alternative | January 25, 2019


Enjoy your cannabis hot chocolate, but not so fast on the cannabis beer | January 25, 2019


New Program for Québec companies rewards innovation with financial assistance | January 24, 2019


Contrasts and Distinctions: Canadian Patent Law Developments in 2018 | January 23, 2019


Year-end Round-up: Notable Canadian Patent Cases of 2018 | January 23, 2019


Alice Tseng joins a panel of cannabis legal experts at the Toronto Lawyers Association | January 23, 2019


Matthew Zischka instructs advanced IPIC Patent Agent Training Course | January 23, 2019


Smart & Biggar partner Keltie Sim Luft presents on Advertising & Marketing Law at The Canadian Institute | January 18, 2019


Smart & Biggar expands in Montreal with two new litigation associates | January 16, 2019


Mark Evans presents the 2018 Trademarks Update at the Law Society of Ontario’s 23rd Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review | January 15, 2019


Ekaterina Tsimberis named Director of IPIC’s Trademarks course at McGill University | January 7, 2019


2018 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP | January 7, 2019


What’s in a name? Canada may have just made it more difficult to register name and surname marks | January 7, 2019


Smart & Biggar announces new Partner and Counsel promotions for 2019 | January 2, 2019


 
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