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Reasons to register industrial designs in Canada

by Lionel Fishman
Industrial designs have never been more important. In today’s highly competitive marketplace, a product’s design may be just as important as its technologically advancement. In recognition of World Industrial Design Day, we are highlighting reasons to register industrial designs in Canada.

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Patent and trademark agent privilege recognized

by Artemis Lai
On June 24, 2016, the much anticipated amendments to the Patent Act and Trademarks Act recognizing patent agent privilege and trademark agent privilege will come into force.

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Competition Bureau alleges that proudly Canadian company Moose Knuckles may not be so Canadian

by Andrea Kroetch
The Competition Bureau has taken action against Canadian outerwear company Moose Knuckles for allegedly falsely claiming that their premium winter jackets are “Made in Canada”. In the application filed with Competition Tribunal, the Bureau claims that the company has engaged in deceptive mark

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Federal Court of Appeal overturns Teva’s venlafaxine section 8 award for improper reliance on hearsay evidence

by Abigail Smith
On May 31, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal set aside a decision of the Federal Court awarding Teva damages under section 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (PMNOC Regulations) in relation to its venlafaxine hydrochloride product (Pfizer’s Effexor XR) on the basis

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Federal Court grants Janssen close to $20 million against Teva for infringement of levofloxacin patent

by Kevin Siu
The Federal Court on May 31, 2016 issued its public judgment in Janssen Inc v Teva Canada Ltd, 2016 FC 593, for the quantification of damages arising from infringement of Daiichi Sankyo’s Patent No. 1,304,080 for levofloxacin (LEVAQUIN). In the earlier liability phase of the action, Teva (then Novo

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Lauded as “an excellent firm” and one of only two Canadian firms selected as a ‘Band One’ firm in Canadian intellectual property law by Chambers Canada 2017

Smart & Biggar is honoured to be once again recognized as one of only two Canadian firms selected as a ‘Band One’ firm in Canadian intellectual property law — the highest ranking given to firms by the directory.

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Smart & Biggar is proud to be recognized as a “main player at the top level of the Canadian market” by IAM Patent, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2016 Edition

One of only two Canadian firms to be recognized as a Gold band status in the category of litigation, transactions and prosecution, our professionals were lauded as being “the highest quality and intelligent, business orientated and hardworking”.

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Smart & Biggar's Nancy Pei chosen as one of the Top 250 Women in IP

We are pleased to announce that Nancy Pei is one of only seven women in Canada chosen as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars list of the Top 250 Women in IP for 2016.

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Smart & Biggar partners ranked as top intellectual property lawyers by World IP Review Leaders

World IP Review Leaders is a new, comprehensive guide to the top intellectual property lawyers in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe.  We are delighted to announce that ten members of the Smart & Biggar team have been included in this guide: Christian Bolduc Mark Evans Ronald Faggetter

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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh honoured by Managing Intellectual Property as both the "Canadian Specialty IP Firm of the Year" and the "Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year"

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is proud to have been recognized with two prestigious awards by the UK publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). The firm was chosen as the 2016 Canadian Specialty IP Firm of the Year and as the Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year. The awards were presented at MIP

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