Rankings & Recognition
Who’s Who Legal: Canada recognizes 17 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized as leading IP experts | October 17, 2017
The newly released edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2017 has recognized 17 Smart & Biggar professionals among the world’s leading experts in Patents, Patent Agency, Trademarks, and Life Sciences.


Chambers names Smart & Biggar as Canada’s Intellectual Property
Law Firm of the Year
| September 28, 2017
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized as Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Canada Awards Ceremony held in Toronto on September 27th.


Smart & Biggar honoured with Impact Case of the Year award by LMG Life Sciences | September 20, 2017
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized with a Canadian IP Impact Case of the Year award at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards held at Essex House in New York September 13, 2017.


Best Lawyers in Canada names two Smart & Biggar partners Lawyer of the Year | August 29, 2017
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that two of its partners were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2018.


Best Lawyers in Canada names Smart & Biggar “Law Firm of the Year” for Intellectual Property
and recognizes 27 lawyers overall
| August 28, 2017
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that the firm was selected as the “Law Firm of the Year” for Intellectual Property in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.


Chambers shortlists Smart & Biggar as Canada’s leading Intellectual Property firm | August 23, 2017
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for the Chambers Canada Awards 2017, in the area of Intellectual Property.


7 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized by LMG Expert Guides – Rising Stars | August 8, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that seven of our professionals have been selected as some of the world’s brightest and most talented young legal talent by LMG Expert Guides - Rising Stars 2017 edition. Congratulations to:


Five partners recognized as leading lawyers in the world for Trademarks by Who’s Who Legal | August 1, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that five partners were recognized among the leading lawyers in the world for Trademarks in Who’s Who Legal Trademarks: Lawyers 2017.


Smart & Biggar’s Daniel Anthony recognized as ‘Rising Star’ in Lexpert® U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Guide | June 12, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that associate Daniel Anthony has been recognized as a Rising Star in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2017 edition.


Smart & Biggar shortlisted in four categories - Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards | June 6, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for the Best Canadian firm award at Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards, to be held in New York on Thursday, June 8, 2017.


Smart & Biggar named a “powerhouse” for Canadian patent law with 11 individuals recommended in the 2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000 | June 5, 2017
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announced today that the firm has once again received top ranking with “Gold band” status across transactions, prosecution and litigation in the IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2017 edition.


Smart & Biggar’s Nancy Pei recognized again as one of the world’s Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property | May 31, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Nancy Pei has once again been chosen as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars list for 2017.


Smart & Biggar tops the rankings and is recognized by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars as the “best IP firm in Canada” | May 30, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that 18 of the firm’s professionals were recognized by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, 2017 edition. The publication referenced Smart and Biggar as the “best IP firm in Canada”.


Smart & Biggar recognized as the top-ranked firm for Canadian IP in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory | May 5, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has once again earned top ranking in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The firm was recognized as the “Most frequently recommended” firm in Ottawa, Toronto, and “Consistently recommended” firm in Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. The firm continues to demonstrate their position of leaders in Canadian IP law – Smart & Biggar was the only firm to make top rankings in all cities in which they operate – Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary.


Eleven Smart & Biggar professionals recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2017 | April 11, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that eleven professionals were recognized as leading patent professionals in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2017.


Smart & Biggar earns top awards for litigation and trademarks at MIP’s 2017 North America Awards | March 24, 2017
The firm was named Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year for the fourth consecutive year, and was also awarded one of the highest honours of the night – Milestone Case of the Year for North America.


Euromoney Lists Eight Smart & Biggar professionals in 2017 Expert Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners | March 20, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that eight of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the field of patent law in the 2017 edition of Euromoney's Expert Guides: Patents.


Smart & Biggar leads the 2017 edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business rankings for Intellectual Property | March 16, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has once again received Chambers’ top ranking with Band 1 recognition in the category of Intellectual Property in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


Smart & Biggar again tops Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 Canadian patent rankings | March 13, 2017
Smart & Biggar has once again earned the top ranking as a Tier One firm in the areas of patent contentious and patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property's 2017 IP Stars Handbook: Patents. This is the fourth consecutive year that Smart & Biggar has received the highest ranking.


World IP Review recognizes 10 Smart & Biggar partners as 2017 WIPR Leaders | March 9, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that ten of the firm’s partners have been recognized in the 2017 World IP Review Leaders, a comprehensive guide to the top intellectual property lawyers in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe.


Smart & Biggar again recognized as “Canadian IP Litigation Firm of the Year” | February 24, 2017
Smart & Biggar, Canada’s largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology announced today the firm has been named the “Canadian IP Litigation Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Canada for the third consecutive year.


Smart & Biggar shortlisted for eight North America awards by Managing Intellectual Property | February 8, 2017
Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for eight awards at Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 North America Awards, to be held in Washington, DC on March 23, 2017.


Smart & Biggar tops the rankings once again as an IP Stars leader in Canadian trademark law | February 2, 2017
Smart & Biggar has once again been recognized as one of the top trademark firms in Canada achieving “Tier 1” status in both Trade mark Contentious, and Trade mark Prosecution, for the fourth consecutive year in the 2017 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 IP Stars Handbook: Trademarks.


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh once more achieves “Gold” status in Canadian trademark law | January 18, 2017
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has once again achieved “gold band” status, as a leader in Canadian trademarks, in the 2017 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.


Smart & Biggar achieves top ranking in intellectual property litigation in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada | December 19, 2016
Smart & Biggar announced today that four of our partners have been named among Canada’s top intellectual property lawyers in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.


Smart & Biggar achieves top ranking in intellectual property litigation in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada | December 19, 2016
Smart & Biggar announced today that four of our partners have been named among Canada’s top intellectual property lawyers in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.


Smart & Biggar’s François Guay, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland and Mark Evans honoured by the 2016 Lexpert®/ROB Litigation guide for excellence in IP Litigation | November 25, 2016
Smart & Biggar announced today that four of the firm’s partners, François Guay, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, and Mark Evans were ranked and featured as Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers for 2016 in the Lexpert®/ROB Litigation guide published in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.


5 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized in The 2016 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada | November 22, 2016
Five Smart & Biggar partners, Mark Evans, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, François Guay, and Sheldon Hamilton, were recognized as leading intellectual property litigation lawyers in the 2016 edition of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.


Smart & Biggar’s Daniel Anthony named among Canada’s Leading Lawyers under 40 by Lexpert | November 18, 2016
Smart & Biggar announces today that Daniel Anthony, an associate in the firm’s Ottawa office, has been recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s “Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40” in Lexpert magazine’s tribute to rising and talented stars in the legal community.


21 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized as leading IP experts in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 | November 17, 2016
The newly released edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 features 21 Smart & Biggar professionals among the world’s leading experts in Patents, Patent Agency, Trademarks, and Life Sciences.


Smart & Biggar continues to lead Canadian intellectual property law rankings in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada | November 9, 2016
Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has once again to be selected as a ‘Top Tier’ firm in the category of Intellectual Property in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada.


Smart & Biggar Selected in Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Intellectual Property Boutiques | November 1, 2016
Smart & Biggar, Canada’s largest and highest-ranked firm practicing exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, announced today that the firm has once again been recognized by Canadian Lawyer as one of the top 10 IP boutiques in Canada.


Smart & Biggar leads the Chambers Canada 2017 rankings for Intellectual Property | October 3, 2016
Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has once again received Chambers’ top ranking with Band 1 recognition for Intellectual Property in the second edition of Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017. Chambers also recognized four of the firm’s partners as leaders in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation.


Best Lawyers in Canada honours more IP and technology lawyers at Smart & Biggar than any other Canadian Firm | August 10, 2016
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce 25 IP & technology lawyers from Smart & Biggar have been included in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada — more than any other firm in Canada. They were recognized under the four categories of Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law, Information Technology Law and Technology Law:


Gunars Gaikis recognized as the Best of the Best by Expert Guides | July 26, 2016
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that Gunars Gaikis has been recognized again as one of the top thirty patent attorneys in the world from Expert Guides: Best of the Best. Mr. Gaikis had received this prominent accolade in the 2014 edition.


Smart & Biggar recognized as the top-ranked firm for Canadian IP law in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory — only firm chosen at the top of the rankings in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver | July 5, 2016
Smart & Biggar’s position as frontrunners in IP law across Canada has yet again been solidified with the newest edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. A remarkable 24 lawyers have been selected to appear in this year’s edition as “Lexpert-Ranked” lawyers. Their diligent work and dedication has gained us top recognition as the only Canadian firm to be listed as the “Most frequently recommended” firm in Ottawa, Toronto, and “Consistently Recommended” Montreal and Vancouver.


International Legal Alliance recognized Smart & Biggar as the Best Canadian IP firm for the fourth consecutive year | July 4, 2016
Smart & Biggar was proud to receive the award for Best Canadian IP firm for 2016 at the International Legal Alliance Summit Awards (ILASA). Smart & Biggar has been recognized annually in this category since 2013.


Smart & Biggar rose to the top in this year’s edition of LMG Rising Stars | June 15, 2016
We are proud to announce that six of our professionals have been selected as the world's brightest and most talented young legal talent.


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 | June 8, 2016
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”.


Smart & Biggar triumphs in the Who’s Who Legal: Lawyers & Patent Agents 2016 | June 3, 2016
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that sixteen professionals have been listed in the Who’s Who Legal Patents 2016 under the category of both lawyers and patent agents.


Smart & Biggar is proud to be recognized in Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners 2016 | May 17, 2016
Congratulations to eight of our trademark professionals for being recognized on a global level as leading trademark law practitioners in the 2016 edition of Euromoney's Expert Guides.


Smart & Biggar's Nancy Pei chosen as one of the Top 250 Women in IP | May 6, 2016
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.


Smart & Biggar partners ranked as top intellectual property lawyers by World IP Review Leaders | May 4, 2016


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" | March 18, 2016


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh honoured as one of only two Canadian firms selected as a ‘Band One’ firm in Canadian intellectual property law in the 2016 Edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business | March 17, 2016
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has once again been honoured by the highly regarded legal directory, Chambers Global 2016, by receiving a ranking in 'Band One' in the category of Intellectual Property — the highest ranking given to firms by the directory. Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is proud to be one of only two Canadian firms given this honourary ranking.


Smart & Biggar tops the Canadian patent rankings in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2016 IP Stars Handbook: Patents | March 2, 2016
Smart & Biggar has once again earned the top ranking as a Tier One firm in the areas of patent contentious and patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property's 2016 IP Stars Handbook: Patents. The firm is proud to be one of only two Canadian firms to receive this prominent recognition in both categories. This is the third consecutive year that Smart & Biggar has received the highest ranking.


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats as Benchmark Canada’s Canadian IP Litigation Firm of the Year | February 19, 2016
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is proud to have been named the “Canadian IP Litigation Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Canada for the second consecutive year. The awards were presented at Benchmark’s 2016 Awards Gala, held in Toronto at the Intercontinental Hotel on February 18, 2016. The awards honoured the best of the many prominent litigation practices listed in Benchmark Canada's most recent edition.


Smart & Biggar tops the Canadian rankings in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2016 IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright | February 3, 2016
Smart & Biggar has once again been named one of the top trademark practices in Canada in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2016 IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright. For the third consecutive year, Smart & Biggar has again received the highest possible ranking as a "Tier One" firm in both Trademark Prosecution and Trademark Contentious in the Canadian national category.


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh lauded as a leader in Canadian trademark law in the 2016 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 | January 15, 2016


Smart & Biggar Selected in Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Intellectual Property Boutiques | January 11, 2016
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that Canadian Lawyer magazine has recognized the firm as one of the top 10 IP boutiques in Canada.


Smart & Biggar achieves top ranking in Canadian IP law in The 2016 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada | January 7, 2016


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh shortlisted for two Benchmark Canada awards | January 6, 2016
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has been shortlisted for two awards at the fourth annual Benchmark Canada Awards:


Smart & Biggar’s François Guay, Gunars Gaikis and Steven Garland featured in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business for excellence in IP Litigation | December 2, 2015
François Guay, Gunars Gaikis and Steven Garland, members of Smart & Biggar’s litigation team, have been featured in the December 2015 edition of The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine, showcasing top-ranked Canadian litigators.


Smart & Biggar recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 | November 9, 2015
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that seventeen of our professionals have been selected for inclusion in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 in the categories of Patents, Trademarks and Life Sciences.


Smart & Biggar leads Canadian intellectual property law in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Canada | October 20, 2015
Smart & Biggar is honoured to be selected as a ‘Top Tier’ firm in the category of Intellectual Property — the highest ranking given to firms in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Canada. Smart & Biggar is proud to be one of only two firms, and the sole Canadian-only firm, to receive this honour.


Smart & Biggar honoured as one of only two Canadian firms selected as a ‘Band One’ firm in Canadian intellectual property law in the 2016 edition of Chambers Canada | October 2, 2015
Smart & Biggar is honoured to receive a ‘Band One’ ranking in the category of Intellectual Property — the highest ranking given to firms by the directory, in the inaugural edition of Chambers Canada. Smart & Biggar is proud to be one of only two Canadian firms given this honourary ranking and for being lauded as "an excellent firm."


Smart & Biggar honoured as the Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and Gunars Gaikis named Canadian Patent Litigation Attorney of the Year by LMG Life Sciences | September 17, 2015
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that the firm has been honoured as the Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences.


The future is bright: Smart & Biggar dominates Canadian IP in LMG Rising Stars rankings | September 17, 2015
In its inaugural edition, LMG Rising Stars has identified the world's brightest and most talented young legal talent. Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that seven of our professionals have been selected in the areas of Patents and Life Sciences, more than any other firm in Canada.


26 Smart & Biggar lawyers recognized in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada | August 26, 2015
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce the recognition of 26 of our lawyers who were selected to appear in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the categories of Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law, Information Technology Law and Technology Law.


David Schwartz named the 2016 Biotechnology Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Ottawa by Best Lawyers | August 26, 2015
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that David Schwartz, a partner in our Ottawa office, has been named the 2016 Biotechnology Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Ottawa by Best Lawyers.


Smart & Biggar shortlisted in four categories for the LMG Life Sciences Awards | August 11, 2015
The shortlist for the third annual Legal Media Group (LMG) Life Sciences Awards has been released, and Smart & Biggar is proud to be featured among this year’s nominees.


Smart & Biggar partners ranked as leading trademark lawyers in Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015 | July 9, 2015


Smart & Biggar lauded as one of only two Canadian firms to receive the highest ranking in the areas of patent prosecution and patent contentious and praised with more ‘IP Stars’ than any other firm in Canada in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2015 IP Stars Handbook: Patents | July 8, 2015


Smart & Biggar once again leads in Canadian IP law as the only firm chosen at the top of the rankings in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in the 2015 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory | June 29, 2015


Smart & Biggar chosen for the third year in a row as the Best Canadian IP Firm at The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards | June 25, 2015


Smart & Biggar lauded as a “Canadian IP titan” in the 2015 edition of IAM Patent 1000 — The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners | June 11, 2015


Smart & Biggar’s Ekaterina Tsimberis named a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Law at the 2015 Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards | June 4, 2015


Smart & Biggar leads all Canadian firms in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2015 | June 1, 2015


Smart & Biggar dominates the Canadian rankings in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2015 IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright | May 13, 2015


Smart & Biggar chosen as one of the top 15 IP firms in the world by Who’s Who Legal 100 | May 12, 2015


Smart & Biggar recognized in Euromoney's Expert Guides: Patents 2015 | May 5, 2015


Smart & Biggar shortlisted in eight categories for the Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards | April 22, 2015


Smart & Biggar repeats as Managing Intellectual Property’s 2015 Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year, and wins Canadian Trademark Milestone Case of the Year Award | March 19, 2015
Smart & Biggar is proud to have been recognized with two prestigious awards by the UK publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP).


Smart & Biggar honoured as one of only two Canadian firms selected as a ‘Band One’ firm in Canadian intellectual property law in the 2015 Edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business | March 12, 2015


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats highest ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2015 Trademark Survey | March 4, 2015


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2015 | March 4, 2015


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is once again recognized as 'the biggest and deepest IP shop in Canada' by Benchmark Canada 2015 | February 19, 2015


Smart & Biggar honoured to be shortlisted for seven North America awards by Managing Intellectual Property | February 13, 2015


Smart & Biggar named Canada’s Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year and Mark Evans named Canada’s Trademark Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada | February 6, 2015


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats highest ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2015 Patent Survey | February 5, 2015


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh leads the rankings in World Trademark Review 1000 | January 22, 2015


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh shortlisted for three Benchmark Canada awards | January 12, 2015


Smart & Biggar honoured in the 2014 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada with the most litigators selected in the field of cross-border IP litigation in Canada | January 9, 2015


Smart & Biggar achieves top ranking in Canadian IP law in The 2015 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada | January 5, 2015


Smart & Biggar’s François Guay, Gunars Gaikis and Steven Garland featured in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business for excellence in IP Litigation | December 2, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh honoured as one of only two Canadian firms selected in the top tier for Canadian IP law in the 2015 Edition of The Legal 500 Canada | November 19, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014 | October 10, 2014


Gunars Gaikis recognized as one of the top thirty patent attorneys in the world by Expert Guides | October 8, 2014


Yoon Kang, Keltie Sim Luft and Ekaterina Tsimberis recognized as top female legal practitioners by Expert Guides | September 25, 2014


Smart & Biggar's Yoon Kang named 2014 Canadian Patent Non-Contentious Attorney of the Year by LMG Life Sciences | September 18, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh tops the Canadian rankings for the second year in a row in the LMG Life Sciences 2014 | September 17, 2014


Christopher Robinson named "2015 Vancouver Biotechnology Law Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers | September 9, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh tops the charts with 26 lawyers listed as Leading IP Lawyers in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada | August 26, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh dominates the Canadian rankings in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 IP Stars Handbook: Patents | August 12, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2014 | August 11, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh shortlisted in five categories for the 2014 LMG Life Sciences Awards | July 25, 2014


Smart & Biggar once again leads in Canadian IP law as the only firm chosen at the top of the rankings in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in the 2014 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory | June 26, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh chosen for the second year in a row as the Best Canadian IP Firm at The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards | June 20, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners 2014 | June 17, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh lauded as the “touchstone for IP law in Canada” in the 2014 edition of IAM Patent 1000 — The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners | June 3, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh leads all Canadian firms in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2014 | June 3, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh dominates the Canadian rankings in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2014 IP Stars Handbook: Trade Mark & Copyright | May 13, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh shortlisted in seven categories for the Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards | April 16, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats Top Tier ranking in Managing Intellectual Property’s World IP Survey | April 1, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh chosen by Managing Intellectual Property as both the "Canadian Specialty IP Firm of the Year" and the "Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year" | March 26, 2014


Smart & Biggar honoured as one of only two Canadian firms selected as a ‘Band One’ firm in Canadian intellectual property law in the 2014 Edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business | March 14, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2014 | March 10, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats highest ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2014 Trade Mark Survey | March 3, 2014


Smart & Biggar honoured to be shortlisted for six North America awards by Managing Intellectual Property | February 13, 2014


François Guay and Mark Evans named Canada's Trademark Litigators of the Year by Benchmark Canada | February 7, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is once again recognized as 'the biggest and deepest IP shop in Canada' by Benchmark Canada 2014 | February 7, 2014


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats highest ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2014 patent survey | February 3, 2014
The firm has once again earned the top ranking as a Tier One firm in the areas of patent prosecution and patent contentious in MIP's 2014 patent survey.


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh leads the rankings in World Trademark Review 1000 | January 22, 2014


Smart & Biggar shortlisted for three Benchmark Canada awards | January 22, 2014


Smart & Biggar Selected in Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Intellectual Property Boutiques | January 10, 2014
Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that Canadian Lawyer magazine has recognized the firm as one of the top 10 IP boutiques in Canada.


Smart & Biggar achieves top ranking in Canadian IP law in The 2014 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada | January 9, 2014


Smart & Biggar honoured in the 2013 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada with the most litigators selected in the field of cross-border IP litigation in Canada | December 17, 2013


Smart & Biggar’s François Guay, Gunars Gaikis and Steven Garland featured in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business for excellence in IP Litigation | December 5, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2013 | October 29, 2013


Smart & Biggar honoured with two prestigious awards at the inaugural LMG Life Sciences Awards | September 26, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh tops the Canadian rankings in the LMG Life Sciences 2013 | August 15, 2013


Congratulations to our 20 lawyers recognized in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® | August 13, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013 | August 8, 2013


Smart & Biggar leads in Canadian IP law as the only firm chosen at the top of the rankings in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in the 2013 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory | July 5, 2013


Smart & Biggar achieves top ranking in the 2013 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory | July 3, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized as Best Canadian IP Firm at the 2013 International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards | June 24, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh leads all Canadian firms in The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers 2013 | June 12, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh achieves dominant results in iam Patent 1000 — The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners | June 5, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners | April 12, 2013


Firm recognized in The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2013 | April 10, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh shortlisted for the Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards | April 9, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is proud to have been recognized with the Canadian Trademark Milestone Case of the Year award by the U.K. publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) | March 20, 2013


Smart & Biggar tops the rankings in Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – "A heavyweight in the Canadian market" | March 14, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats Top Tier ranking in Managing Intellectual Property’s World IP Survey | March 4, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh earns highest ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2013 trade mark survey | March 1, 2013


François Guay and Steven B. Garland named IP Litigators of the Year in the category of Trademarks by Benchmark Canada | February 7, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats highest ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2013 patent survey | February 4, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh repeats gold band status in World Trademark Review 1000 | January 29, 2013


Three Smart & Biggar partners featured in the 2012 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada | January 18, 2013


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh achieves top ranking in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada | January 9, 2013


Gunars Gaikis and François Guay named among Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers | December 5, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh dominates in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2012 | October 16, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh tops the rankings in The Best Lawyers in Canada® | August 24, 2012


Gunars A. Gaikis, J. Christopher Robinson and Steven B. Garland named "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers | August 24, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is proud to have been recognized with four prestigious awards by the U.K. publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) | August 24, 2012


Firm dominates in IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 | June 20, 2012


Firm recognized in PLC's IP in Business Transactions multi-jurisdictional guide | May 31, 2012


Firm tops the rankings in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners | May 28, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh dominates the rankings in IP law in the 2012 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory | May 24, 2012


Firm achieves top ranking in the International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2012 edition | May 3, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh named a leading firm in the 2012 edition of the PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook | April 12, 2012


Firm recognized in The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2012 | April 12, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh tops WTR 1000 rankings and is recognized as a "trademark powerhouse" | March 20, 2012


Smart & Biggar tops the rankings in Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – "A really great IP boutique" | March 16, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh earns highest ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2012 trade mark survey | March 14, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized as 'the biggest and deepest IP shop in Canada' by Benchmark Litigation Canada 2012 | February 22, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh earns highest ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2012 patent survey | February 6, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh achieves top ranking in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada | January 5, 2012


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, 2011 edition | December 23, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh tops the rankings in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2011 | November 30, 2011


Firm recognized in IAM Licensing 250 - The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers | October 14, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh tops the rankings in The Best Lawyers in Canada® | September 14, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2011 | August 15, 2011


Firm receives top recognition in IAM 250: Guide to the World's Leading Patent Litigators 2011 | June 14, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh achieves top ranking in IP law in the 2011 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory | May 26, 2011


Firm achieves top ranking in the International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2011 edition | May 26, 2011


Firm dominates in PLC Cross-border IP in Business Transactions Handbook 2011/12 | May 26, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized as a leading firm in the 2011 edition of the PLC Cross-border Life Sciences Handbook | May 26, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh dominates rankings in World Trademark Review 1000 | April 19, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh chosen by Managing Intellectual Property as Canada's IP Firm of the Year, Trademark Firm of the Year, and recognized for success with the award for Canadian Case of the Year | March 31, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2011 World IP Survey in the top tier of Canadian patent, trademark and copyright firms | March 30, 2011


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh tops the rankings in Canadian IP law in the 2011 edition of Chambers Global — The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business | March 21, 2011


Firm recognized in The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2011 | March 14, 2011


Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners recognizes Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh as a leader in the field of patent law | January 27, 2011


Firm dominates rankings in The 2011 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada | January 6, 2011


François Guay named 2011 Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year for Montreal by Best Lawyers | November 1, 2010


IAM Licensing 250 – The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers 2010 | October 21, 2010


Smart & Biggar tops the rankings in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2010 | October 7, 2010


Firm dominates in The Best Lawyers in Canada® | August 31, 2010


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized as Copyright Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property magazine | April 21, 2010
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has been named Canadian Copyright Firm of the Year for 2010 by U.K. publication Managing Intellectual Property magazine (MIP).


Smart & Biggar / Fetherstonhaugh tops the rankings in Canadian IP law in the 2010 edition of Chambers Global — The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business | March 17, 2010


Firm achieves top-level rankings in two major surveys | March 2, 2010


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s Top Tier of Canadian patent and trademark firms | February 5, 2010


The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners | November 10, 2009


2009 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada | October 14, 2009


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh ranks as #1 Canadian PCT filing firm | October 9, 2009


Mark Evans, Francois Guay and Michael D. Manson ranked by colleagues from across the globe as the best in Canadian trademark law. | June 12, 2009


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh recognized as Canadian Copyright Firm of the Year and Canadian Trade Mark Contentious Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property | March 27, 2009


The iam 250 – The World's Leading IP Strategists | February 3, 2009


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