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

On April 24th Smart & Biggar will partner with the Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC) to host a continuing education session over lunch at the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Partners, Mark Evans and Matthew Zischka, will be joined by Tim Hughes, Legal Counsel with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), to explore issues facing in-house counsel in Canada’s complex and changing IP landscape.

This event will answer questions, including:

  • How will changes to IP laws in Canada affect my company?
  • What are the risks that my company is facing, and what steps should we be taking?
  • Are there new opportunities arising from IP for our business?

Tim Hughes will share how Canada's most successful sports and entertainment company proactively manages Intellectual Property issues in its business, while Mark Evans and Matthew Zischka will provide an update on how Canada IP laws are changing, important recent developments and their significant impact on businesses and brands.


Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. As leaders in intellectual property and technology law Smart & Biggar has been serving clients for over a century. For more information, please visit

The ACC Ontario Chapter serves the needs of over 800 in-house lawyers who represent more than 300 companies in Ontario through networking, knowledge sharing, and continuing legal education on behalf of the in-house profession.  The ACC Ontario Chapter is a recipient of the ACC's Chapter Excellence Award.  The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of lawyers who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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