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Canada releases final amendments to Patented Medicines Pricing Regulations; in force July 1, 2020

This morning, Health Canada announced the final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations.

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Where is my CIPO mail? What to know about Canadian correspondence for Madrid Applications

A little over a month has passed since Canada acceded to the Madrid Protocol. The moment was historic, with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) being the first office to allow trademark applicants to use the Madrid e-filing system from the first day.

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Canadian Competition Bureau updates Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

Earlier this year, the Competition Bureau released its updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines. The Guidelines explain how the Bureau approaches the interface between competition policy and intellectual property (IP) rights, how the Bureau will determine whether conduct involving IP raises an issue under t

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PC v. PC. Pampered Chef Succeeds in Trademark Infringement Battle: Smart & Biggar prevails at trial on behalf of Pampered Chef

On July 22, 2019, the Federal Court issued its decision in Loblaws Inc v Columbia Insurance Company, 2019 FC 961.

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Detailed overview of deadlines and requirements under the new Canadian Patent Rules coming into force on October 30, 2019

The final version of the new Patent Rules (SOR/2019-251) was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on July 10, 2019.

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar shortlisted for 5 awards by LMG Life Sciences

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for three individual awards and two firm awards by LMG Life Sciences.

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Smart & Biggar tops the MIP IP Stars ranking with 18 patent and trademark practitioners listed

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 18 of the firm’s partners — more than any other firm in Canada — have been ranked as “IP Stars” in Managing Intellectual Property’s (MIP) IP Stars, 2019 edition.

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Smart & Biggar comes in on top for IP with 6 lawyers named as Rising Stars by LMG Expert Guides

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce we have topped the Expert Guides list with the most “Rising Stars” for IP in Canada named by Legal Media Group in the 2019 edition of Expert Guides: Rising Stars.

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Nancy Pei named among the world’s “Best of the Best” lawyers by Expert Guides

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that firm partner, Nancy Pei, is recognized as one of the top life sciences attorneys in the world by 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 partners recognized among the world’s leading lawyers by the Who’s Who Legal 2019 guides

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 15 partners across Life Sciences Patent Litigation, Life Sciences Regulatory, Patents and Data have been named in Who’s Who Legal 2019 guides.

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