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Trademarks in Canada: A year of change and global harmony

2018 was an exciting year for the trademarks profession in Canada. The long awaited changes to our trademark law will finally be implemented this year, which will be bring us in line with rest of the world.

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Enjoy your cannabis hot chocolate, but not so fast on the cannabis beer

The Canadian Federal government’s proposed amendments to the Cannabis Act and Regulations were published last month.

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New Program for Québec companies rewards innovation with financial assistance

Jean-Christophe Paquette
Recently the province of Quebec’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation launched a new Innovation Program (Programme Innovation) to provide Québec-based companies with up to $500 000 of financial assistance in support of the development of new products and other key business assets. The pro

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Contrasts and Distinctions: Canadian Patent Law Developments in 2018

2018 served up a smorgasbord of disparate patent law developments in Canada. Most notably, ratification of a new trade agreement negotiated amongst Canada, the United States and Mexico would require introduction of a patent term extension system and lengthening of data protection for biologics.

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Year-end Round-up: Notable Canadian Patent Cases of 2018

Earlier this month we published an exhaustive review of the life sciences and regulatory cases in the Canadian courts, and decisions on the merits for the year are summarized in our in our Rx IP Update 2018 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP.

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar once again tops Chambers Global Intellectual Property rankings

Smart & Biggar today announced it has been recognized as a Band 1 Intellectual Property law firm in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

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Steven Garland recognized for his “incredible work ethic” and “well-honed advocacy skills” with 2019 Lexology Client Choice award

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Steven Garland has received Lexology’s Client Choice award for Intellectual Property: Patents for the second consecutive year.

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Smart & Biggar receives three short listed nominations for the Benchmark Canada Awards

Smart & Biggar is pleased to be shortlisted for Benchmark Canada’s IP Litigation Firm of the Year. The firm is honoured to have received this award since 2015.

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Smart & Biggar lauded for ‘firepower’, ‘client focus’ and ‘make-or-break disputes’ by WTR 1000

Smart & Biggar continues to be an industry leader with a ‘gold tier’ status in Canadian trademarks in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Acclaimed as a “gold-studded outfit [in] a premier position to handle absolutely anything related to intellectual property”

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Montreal associate Jyoti Chakraborty called to the Ontario Bar

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Montreal associate, Jyoti Chakraborty, is now a licensed barrister and solicitor in Ontario, as well as Quebec.

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