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LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS
The Date is set: this November Canada implements the Hague Agreement and rolls out a modernized industrial design regime

On June 27, 2018 the Government of Canada published the new Industrial Design Regulations in the Canada Gazette and set November 5, 2018 as the date on which the new industrial design regime will come into force.

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Update on biosimilars

In the first half of 2018, Health Canada approved three biosimilars based on three different reference products, bringing the total number of biosimilar approvals to 11, based on 8 reference products.

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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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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
LMG lists eight Smart & Biggar lawyers in 2018 Expert Guide to the world's leading trademark law practitioners

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that eight of the firm’s partners have been recognized as leaders in the field of trademarks law in the 2018 edition of Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides: Trade Marks.

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Who’s Who Legal includes 17 partners for Smart & Biggar in their list of world’s leading lawyers

Smart & Biggar is honoured to announce that 17 partners have been listed among the world’s leading lawyers in Life Sciences, Patents, Trademarks and Data Privacy and Protection by Who’s Who Legal in their 2018 guides.

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Smart & Biggar honored for consumer survey research-based evidence in Captain Morgan Rum case

Smart & Biggar recently received an Award of Excellence at the annual MRIA Award Dinner.

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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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