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.
Smart & Biggar wishes to extend a warm welcome to our Toronto office's newest patent agent, Shahrzad Esmaili. Shahrzad Esmaili has over 10 years of experience in intellectual property law. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and from Ryerson University with a M.Eng.
by Andrea Kroetch
The Competition Bureau has recently released a revised version of its Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines. The Guidelines describe the Bureau’s approach to conducting investigations under the Competition Act in respect of anti-competitive activities that relate to intellectual propert
by Kevin Siu
On April 20, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its decision in Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC v Eli Lilly Canada Inc, 2016 FCA 119, a case relating to tadalafil (Eli Lilly’s CIALIS). In dismissing the appeal, the Court of Appeal clarified the test for obviousness-type double patenting and addresse
by Christian Bolduc
In recent years, the Office québécois de la langue française (“OQLF”) and the Quebec Government have unsuccessfully tried to force owners of non-French trademarks to add descriptive language in French to their public signs displaying non-French trademarks, even though the regulations under th
by Abigail Smith The test for sustaining a patent infringement action based on quia timet patent infringement (i.e. a claim based on likely future infringement) requires that the claim allege a deliberate expressed intention to engage in activity the result of which would raise a strong possibility of infringement
by Nicole Vidinu
Are trademark trolls a threat to brand owners in Canada? With significant amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act on the horizon in light of Bill C-31, and in particular the upcoming elimination of the requirement to claim or declare use of a mark before obtaining a registration, these legisla
We are pleased to announce that Nancy Pei is one of only seven women in Canada chosen as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars list of the Top 250 Women in IP for 2016.
World IP Review Leaders is a new, comprehensive guide to the top intellectual property lawyers in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe. We are delighted to announce that ten members of the Smart & Biggar team have been included in this guide: Christian Bolduc Mark Evans Ronald Faggetter
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is proud to have been recognized with two prestigious awards by the UK publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). The firm was chosen as the 2016 Canadian Specialty IP Firm of the Year and as the Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year. The awards were presented at MIP
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has once again been honoured by the highly regarded legal directory, Chambers Global 2016, by receiving a ranking in 'Band One' in the category of Intellectual Property — the highest ranking given to firms by the directory. Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is proud to be one of only two Can
Smart & Biggar has once again earned the top ranking as a Tier One firm in the areas of patent contentious and patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property's 2016 IP Stars Handbook: Patents. The firm is proud to be one of only two Canadian firms to receive this prominent recognition in both categories. This is