Join Mark Biernacki on March 23rd where he will speak on the topic of Effective Written and Oral Advocacy in Federal Court, held by York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, ON.
The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh are pleased to announce that Timothy Stevenson and Mark Pidkowich have joined the partnership.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to welcome associates John Sparks and Franco Silletta to the firm. John and Franco are two of seven associates who joined the firm in 2016.
Recently, Ekaterina Tsimberis spoke to an audience hosted by the Centre de Recherche en Droit Public at the University of Montreal at their conference ‘A new international reality for brands in Canada’.
by: Jean-Sébastien Dupont
On June 1, 2016 the Federal Court issued an interlocutory injunction directed at retailers of set-top boxes that are configured, or “pre-loaded”, with various applications that provide their users with unauthorized access to copyrighted television content.
By: Daniel Hnatchuk
The Competition Bureau has recently taken enforcement action against a number of Canadian retailers under the deceptive marketing practices and ordinary price claims provisions of the Competition Act for what it considers to be misleading regular price claims and deceptive clearance promotions
by Kevin Siu
In a precedent-setting decision issued yesterday, Nintendo of America Inc v King et al, 2017 FC 246, the Federal Court awarded $12,760,000 in damages for circumvention of technological protection measures (TPMs) and copyright infringement under the Copyright Act.
by Neil Padgett
A valid priority claim can allow a patent application to benefit from the filing date of an earlier patent application so as to exclude certain prior art from consideration.
by: Paul C. Jorgensen
On February 2, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal released a significant decision on accounting for profits, a remedy for patent infringement in Canada: Apotex Inc v ADIR, 2017 FCA 23. The appeal concerned two defences raised by Apotex (and a related company)
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 2017 IP Stars Handbook: Patents. This is the fourth consecutive year that Smart & Biggar has received the highest ranking.
Smart & Biggar announced today that ten of the firm’s partners have been recognized in the 2017 World IP Review Leaders, a comprehensive guide to the top intellectual property lawyers in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe.
Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for eight awards at Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 North America Awards, to be held in Washington, DC on March 23, 2017.
Smart & Biggar has once again been recognized as one of the top trademark firms in Canada achieving “Tier 1” status in both Trade mark Contentious, and Trade mark Prosecution, for the fourth consecutive year in the 2017 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 IP Stars Handbook: Trademarks.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has once again achieved “gold band” status, as a leader in Canadian trademarks, in the 2017 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.