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Media pirates walk the plank: extraordinary remedies against copyright infringers in Canada

In most jurisdictions, copyright owners often face numerous challenges when seeking to enforce their rights against media pirates.

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Peering over the neighbours’ fence: key differences in trademark laws between Canada and the U.S.

By: Daniel Anthony & Jamie-Lynn Kraft
As trade talks between Canada and the United States dominate the headlines, it is hard to ignore the strong economic ties between these neighbouring nations.

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An Update on Vanessa’s Law

by: Katie Lee
This is a special update on the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) which was approved on November 6, 2014, amending the Food and Drugs Act (“FDA”) and granting new powers to the Minister of Health directed at post-marketing oversight over therapeutic products (drugs, medical dev

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Top 5 reasons to consider patent litigation in Canada now

by: Steven Garland and Jean-Sébastien Dupont
Canada has historically been a much less active jurisdiction for patent litigation compared to the United States, which can be explained in part by the simple fact that the United States’ market is almost 10 times the size of the Canadian market.

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Standing Committee on Health proposes National Pharmacare program, modifications to prescription and generic drug pricing

by Abigail Smith
While common among member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada does not have a national pharmacare program, i.e. a single system of public insurance coverage for prescription drugs. On April 19, 2018, the Standing Committee on Health (Committee) r

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Gunars Gaikis recognized among the world’s “Best of the Best” lawyers by Expert Guides

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that firm partner, Gunars Gaikis, is again recognized as one of the leading patent attorneys in the world from Expert Guides: Best of the Best, a biennial guide naming the world’s leading lawyers chosen by their peers.

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Smart & Biggar “stands out in the market” for patents with ‘Gold’ band and 11 partners recommended in IAM Patent 1000 2018 edition

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been recognized once again as a Canadian leader for patents with “Gold band” status in prosecution and litigation, and as a recommended firm for transactions in the IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2018 edition.

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Yoon Kang and Urszula Wojtyra recognized at Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards

Smart & Biggar congratulates partners Yoon Kang and Urszula Wojtyra on being recognized among the leading women in business law for intellectual property by Euromoney Legal Media Group (LMG) at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

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Smart & Biggar ranked again as “Tier One” with 19 “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s partners have been ranked as “IP Stars” in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, 2018 edition.

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Smart & Biggar short-listed for seven ‘Women in Business Law’ awards by Euromoney LMG

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for seven awards by Euromoney Legal Media Group for their Women in Business Law Awards, to be held in New York on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

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