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Cannabis Act passes in Canada without controversial amendments

After an unpredictable few weeks, Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018, and adult use cannabis will be legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018.

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Media pirates walk the plank: extraordinary remedies against copyright infringers in Canada

In most jurisdictions, copyright owners often face numerous challenges when seeking to enforce their rights against media pirates.

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Peering over the neighbours’ fence: key differences in trademark laws between Canada and the U.S.

By: Daniel Anthony & Jamie-Lynn Kraft
As trade talks between Canada and the United States dominate the headlines, it is hard to ignore the strong economic ties between these neighbouring nations.

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An Update on Vanessa’s Law

by: Katie Lee
This is a special update on the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) which was approved on November 6, 2014, amending the Food and Drugs Act (“FDA”) and granting new powers to the Minister of Health directed at post-marketing oversight over therapeutic products (drugs, medical dev

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Top 5 reasons to consider patent litigation in Canada now

by: Steven Garland and Jean-Sébastien Dupont
Canada has historically been a much less active jurisdiction for patent litigation compared to the United States, which can be explained in part by the simple fact that the United States’ market is almost 10 times the size of the Canadian market.

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar leads the Benchmark Canada listing again for IP Litigation

Smart & Biggar is pleased to be listed as a recommended firm in Ontario & Quebec the 2018 Benchmark Guide.

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6 Smart & Biggar partners among Canada's Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers

Smart & Biggar announced today that six of the firm's partners were featured in the Lexpert® Special Edition – Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada.

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Gunars Gaikis recognized among the world’s “Best of the Best” lawyers by Expert Guides

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that firm partner, Gunars Gaikis, is again recognized as one of the leading patent attorneys in the world from Expert Guides: Best of the Best, a biennial guide naming the world’s leading lawyers chosen by their peers.

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Smart & Biggar “stands out in the market” for patents with ‘Gold’ band and 11 partners recommended in IAM Patent 1000 2018 edition

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been recognized once again as a Canadian leader for patents with “Gold band” status in prosecution and litigation, and as a recommended firm for transactions in the IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2018 edition.

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Yoon Kang and Urszula Wojtyra recognized at Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards

Smart & Biggar congratulates partners Yoon Kang and Urszula Wojtyra on being recognized among the leading women in business law for intellectual property by Euromoney Legal Media Group (LMG) at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

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