Join Mark Evans and Philip Lapin on Friday September 30th when they will participate in IPIC’s 90th Annual Meeting , taking place at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Quebec.
Ekaterina Tsimberis, a speaker at the 2016 International Wine Law Association/AIDV Conference
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce that three of our associates, Jean-Sebastien Dupont, Nelson Godfrey, and Tyler Nechiporenko, have passed the qualifying examinations and are now registered patent agents in Canada.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to welcome five new associates: Alexandre Caya, Brandon Heard, Daniel Hnatchuk, Shirley Liang Komosa, and Kevin Unrau
Expert evidence plays a critical role in patent litigation, and can literally make or break a case. That’s why it is important for counsel to properly identify, select, and prepare expert witnesses in order to put the party’s best case forward. This process is often time-consuming and challenging because, to be effecti
By: Renaud Garon-Gendron The recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Sport Maska Inc v Bauer Hockey Corp (2016 FCA 44), provides clarification on the applicable test for leave to intervene in proceedings before the Federal Court. The underlying case is also a reminder that businesses can request by way of
by Kevin Unrau
Under Canadian Patent law, there is a rule against using patent prosecution history to construe a claim of a patent. This rule stands in stark contrast to the situation in the United States where amendments and arguments before the USPTO may serve to limit the scope of a claim. In the past few
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
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”.