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Canada introduces reporting mechanism for dangerous counterfeit goods, helping rights holders protect their brands at the border

by: Graham Hood
Recently, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the federal organization responsible for policing Canada’s borders, issued a Customs Notice (CN17-27) to advise the public and rights holders that its 24/7 “Border Watch” hotline now accepts information, or tips, on “dangerous” counterfeit goods o

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Structural engineers score big as Federal Court recognizes and enforces copyright on structure of soccer complex

By: Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie and Joshua Neubarth
On September 12, 2017, the Federal Court issued its decision in Lainco Inc v Commission Scolaire Des Bois-Francs et al, 2017 CF 825, confirming that the plaintiff’s steel structure for an indoor soccer complex could benefit from copyright protection as an “archite

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AstraZeneca succeeds in omeprazole patent infringement profits case

by: Urszula Wojtyra
The Federal Court has issued its Public Judgment and Reasons concerning the financial compensation to be paid to AstraZeneca as a result of Apotex’s infringement of the omeprazole formulation patent (AstraZeneca’s LOSEC) in AstraZeneca v Apotex Inc 2017 FC 726.

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Publication of Final Regulations on Patent Linkage and Term Restoration
related to CETA

by: Urszula Wojtyra, Nancy Pei and Daphne Lainson
Earlier today, September 7, 2017, the Government of Canada published final pharmaceutical regulations flowing from CETA. According to an Order in Council, the new regulations will be in force on September 21, 2017.

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Canada: The New Frontier For Global IP Litigation

by: Steven Garland and Kevin P. Siu
2017 has been a banner year for IP litigation in Canada. A series of recent cases, from big trials to precedent-setting appeals before the Supreme Court, have garnered international attention from IP owners. With these decisions, changes in law, and improved court procedures for

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar honoured with Impact Case of the Year award by LMG Life Sciences

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized with a Canadian IP Impact Case of the Year award at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards held at Essex House in New York September 13, 2017.

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Best Lawyers in Canada names two Smart & Biggar partners Lawyer of the Year

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that two of its partners were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2018.

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Best Lawyers in Canada names Smart & Biggar “Law Firm of the Year” for Intellectual Property
and recognizes 27 lawyers overall

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that the firm was selected as the “Law Firm of the Year” for Intellectual Property in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

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Chambers shortlists Smart & Biggar as Canada’s leading Intellectual Property firm

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for the Chambers Canada Awards 2017, in the area of Intellectual Property.

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7 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized by LMG Expert Guides – Rising Stars

Smart & Biggar announced today that seven of our professionals have been selected as some of the world’s brightest and most talented young legal talent by LMG Expert Guides - Rising Stars 2017 edition. Congratulations to:

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