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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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Shire’s VYVANSE patent valid, prohibition order issued

On June 29, 2018, Justice Fothergill of the Federal Court granted Shire’s application under the pre-amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (“Regulations”) for an order prohibiting the Minister of Health from issuing a notice of compliance (NOC) to Apotex for its lisdexamfetamine (LDX) product (Sh

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First judicial consideration of Vanessa’s Law: Health Canada must disclose requested clinical trial data

In the first case calling upon a court to interpret and apply Vanessa’s Law, the Federal Court has ordered Health Canada to release requested complete copies of all sections of all clinical study reports and all electronic datasets from the clinical trials, including participant level datasets, for GARDASIL, GARDASIL 9

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Cannabis takes the next step: new federal regulations

Canada continues the march towards legal recreational “adult use” cannabis, recently publishing federal regulations affecting producers and others within the thriving industry.

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The Date is set: this November Canada implements the Hague Agreement and rolls out a modernized industrial design regime

On June 27, 2018 the Government of Canada published the new Industrial Design Regulations in the Canada Gazette and set November 5, 2018 as the date on which the new industrial design regime will come into force.

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
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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Who’s Who Legal includes 17 partners for Smart & Biggar in their list of world’s leading lawyers

Smart & Biggar is honoured to announce that 17 partners have been listed among the world’s leading lawyers in Life Sciences, Patents, Trademarks and Data Privacy and Protection by Who’s Who Legal in their 2018 guides.

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Smart & Biggar honored for consumer survey research-based evidence in Captain Morgan Rum case

Smart & Biggar recently received an Award of Excellence at the annual MRIA Award Dinner.

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Smart & Biggar leads the Benchmark Canada listing again for IP Litigation

Smart & Biggar is pleased to be listed as a recommended firm in Ontario & Quebec the 2018 Benchmark Guide.

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