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SAVE MONEY: Renew all Canadian trademark registrations now

In this two-part series, we will discuss important strategies to consider before Canadian trademark law changes on June 17, 2019, including tips that could save you and your clients time and money, now and in the future.

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Orders of prohibition relating to polymorphic form patent for PRISTIQ upheld on appeal

As previously reported, the Federal Court, in a pair of decisions, granted orders prohibiting Apotex and Teva from marketing their generic o-desmethyl-venlafaxine (ODV) products (Pfizer’s PRISTIQ) until expiry of Patent No. 2,436,668 (668 Patent).

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SAVE MONEY: File your multi-class applications in Canada now

In this two-part series, we will discuss important strategies to consider before Canadian trademark law changes on June 17, 2019, including tips that could save you and your clients time and money, now and in the future.

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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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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar recognized as Canada’s leading intellectual property litigation firm five years in a row

Smart & Biggar was recognized for its outstanding IP litigation strength and named “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Canada for the fifth year in a row at the Benchmark Litigation Canada 2019 awards held in Toronto on March 7th.

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6 Smart & Biggar partners named as Acritas Stars 2019

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 6 of our partners have been recognized as stand-out lawyers in Acritas Star – independently rated lawyers 2019.

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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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