Join Gunars A. Gaikis on October 21st where he will participate in C5’s third annual Life Sciences IP Summit 2016, taking place at the Hilton Paddington, London, United Kingdom.
TORONTO, October 11, 2016 - Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading IP & Technology law firm, today announced that Norm Bacal has joined the firm. Based in Toronto, Norm joins Montréal Managing Partner, François Guay as a Co-Chair, IP Strategy.
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.
by Tyler Nechiporenko and Alexandre Caya
Fun Fact 1: Unlike our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving each year on the second Monday in October which this year falls on October 10. Fun Fact 2: This year, Canadians are expected to enjoy enough turkeys to stretch, beak to tail feathers, from Regina to
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 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 announced today that the firm has once again received Chambers’ top ranking with Band 1 recognition for Intellectual Property in the second edition of Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017. Chambers also recognized four of the firm’s partners as leaders in Intellectual Property and
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
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”.