We are pleased to announce that our Toronto office has relocated to the heart of the commercial and financial district.
The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh are pleased to announce that Jonas Gifford, Martin Tremblay, and Ekaterina Tsimberis have joined our partnership and that David Walters has been elevated to the position of Counsel in our firm.
Smart & Biggar is pleased to welcome the following associates to our firm:
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that David Schwartz, a partner in our Ottawa office, has been named the 2016 Biotechnology Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Ottawa by Best Lawyers.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonaugh is pleased to announce that John Bochnovic has been appointed as the Executive Director for AIPPI, effective September 1, 2015. John will be based in Zurich at the General Secretariat of AIPPI.
by Philip Lapin and Daniel Hnatchuk
“Official marks” are a form of intellectual property protection unique to Canada. Many trademark owners, even in Canada, are unaware of official marks, which can be a source of frustration when cited by the Trademarks Office against a trademark application. However, applicants
by Daniel Anthony It is a modern reality that with brand ownership comes the risk of trademark and domain name fraud. In this area, there has recently been a rise in email scams targeting brand owners by falsely claiming that domain name rights are in jeopardy. As these scams become more common, all trademark owners s
by: Kevin Siu On June 8, 2016, the Federal Court issued an order under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations prohibiting the Minister of Health from issuing a notice of compliance to Teva for atazanavir sulfate (Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) REYATAZ) until expiry of Novartis AG’s Patent No. 2
By: Thuy H. Nguyen The Manual of Patent Office Practice discusses antibodies as a “special topic”; no other molecule is set apart this way. The Commissioner’s Decisions CD 1302 on monoclonal antibodies and the recent CD 1398 on humanized antibodies, indicate that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is b
by Graham Hood
Canada is a critically important market for brand owners, particularly for those looking to break into North America and capitalize on Canada’s strong trade relationship with the U.S. If your brand protection strategy does not include Canada, consider the top ten reasons to register your brand in
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce 25 IP & technology lawyers from Smart & Biggar have been included in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada — more than any other firm in Canada. They were recognized under the four categories of Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law, Information Technology Law and Tec
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that Gunars Gaikis has been recognized again as one of the top thirty patent attorneys in the world from Expert Guides: Best of the Best. Mr. Gaikis had received this prominent accolade in the 2014 edition.
Smart & Biggar’s position as frontrunners in IP law across Canada has yet again been solidified with the newest edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. A remarkable 24 lawyers have been selected to appear in this year’s edition as “Lexpert-Ranked” lawyers. Their diligent work and dedication has gained us top
Smart & Biggar is honoured to be once again recognized as one of only two Canadian firms selected as a ‘Band One’ firm in Canadian intellectual property law — the highest ranking given to firms by the directory.
One of only two Canadian firms to be recognized as a Gold band status in the category of litigation, transactions and prosecution, our professionals were lauded as being “the highest quality and intelligent, business orientated and hardworking”.