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Keltie Sim Luft attends the 32nd MARQUES annual conference | September 17, 2018


You don’t need to build it for them to come: Federal Court affirms trademark “use” for services does not require bricks and mortar business in Canada | September 13, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes technical consultant Surena Hesami to Montreal | September 12, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes six new associates in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver | September 11, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors INTA’s 2018 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting in Orlando, Florida | September 11, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Aleksandra (Sasha) Gracia to life sciences practice in Ottawa | September 10, 2018


Smart & Biggar is proud to sponsor the 2018 ALAI International Congress in Montreal | September 10, 2018


Smart & Biggar hosts IP Masterclass for software and “Saas” innovators | September 7, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes seven articling students in Ottawa and Toronto | September 5, 2018


Teva succeeds in section 8 bortezomib action; infringement counterclaim dismissed | August 27, 2018


Eli Lilly’s EFFIENT combination use patent found obvious | August 27, 2018


Federal Court dismisses first motion for early dismissal under amended PMNOC Regulations | August 27, 2018


Smart & Biggar builds on strengths in Montreal with new additions in Litigation, Transactions and Patents | August 16, 2018


No store, no problem: Federal Court’s broad interpretation of “use” an advantage for non-Canadian retail trademark owners | August 7, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Bryant Boulianne to life sciences practice in Ottawa | August 2, 2018


Food businesses face extensive new requirements for food safety in Canada | July 30, 2018


Shire’s VYVANSE patent valid, prohibition order issued | July 27, 2018


First judicial consideration of Vanessa’s Law: Health Canada must disclose requested clinical trial data | July 27, 2018


Cannabis takes the next step: new federal regulations | July 25, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors the ACI Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Conference | July 24, 2018


Smart & Biggar partners deliver patent and trademark courses for IPIC at McGill University | July 24, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Tom Trinh to life sciences practice in Vancouver | July 23, 2018


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


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


 
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