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You don’t need to build it for them to come: Federal Court affirms trademark “use” for services does not require bricks and mortar business in Canada

Non-Canadian hoteliers have reason for celebration following the release of the Federal Court of Canada’s anticipated decision in Hilton Worldwide Holding LLP v Miller Thomson LLP, 2018 FC 895 (Hilton Worldwide).

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Teva succeeds in section 8 bortezomib action; infringement counterclaim dismissed

On July 18, 2018, Justice Locke of the Federal Court granted Teva’s claim for compensation under section 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (PMNOC Regulations) for losses suffered while market entry of Teva’s bortezomib product was delayed by Janssen’s applications under the PMNOC Regulation

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Eli Lilly’s EFFIENT combination use patent found obvious

On July 13, 2018, the Federal Court dismissed Eli Lilly’s application for a prohibition order, finding that Apotex’s allegation of obviousness of Patent No. 2,432,644 (644 Patent) was justified: Eli Lilly Canada Inc v Apotex Inc, 2018 FC 736.

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Federal Court dismisses first motion for early dismissal under amended PMNOC Regulations

In public reasons released on July 30, 2018, the Federal Court dismissed the first motion for summary dismissal brought under section 6.08 of the amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (PMNOC Regulations): Genentech, Inc and Hoffmann-La Roche Limited v Amgen Canada Inc, 2018 FC 694.

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Food businesses face extensive new requirements for food safety in Canada

In her report on the 2008 Canadian listeriosis outbreak, Independent Investigator Sheila Weatherill highlighted the need for “substantial consolidation and modernization” of the legislative and regulatory framework governing food safety.

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar wins three awards from LMG Life Sciences, including “Canadian Firm of the Year” for both contentious and non-contentious patents

Smart & Biggar is honoured to have received two awards for Canadian Patent Firm of the Year, one each for our contentious and non-contentious work at the 2018 LMG Life Sciences Awards, held at Essex House in New York City on September 12, 2018.

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5 Smart & Biggar partners recognized as Acritas Stars

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that five of our partners have been named as 2018 Acritas Star — independently rated lawyers.

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Smart & Biggar tops the Best Lawyers list for IP with 30 lawyers selected for 2019

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 30 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for Intellectual Property, more than any other firm.

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Smart & Biggar tops the list for IP with 7 lawyers named as Rising Stars by LMG Expert Guides

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce we have topped the list with the most IP professionals named from Canada in Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides - Rising Stars, 2018 edition.

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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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