Rankings & Recognition
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.

Last year, Benchmark Canada named Mark Evans Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year in the category of trademarks, and named Smart & Biggar as Canada’s Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year.

In 2014, Benchmark Canada named François Guay and Mark Evans Intellectual Property Litigators of the Year in the category of trademarks, and at the inaugural awards ceremony held in 2013, Benchmark Canada named François Guay and Steven Garland Intellectual Property Litigators of the Year in the category of trademarks.

Smart & Biggar is a dominant force in intellectual property litigation. The firm routinely acts as successful counsel in Canada's most commercially important and technically complex intellectual property cases, and has also been recognized by The Legal 500 Canada as Canada's "Go-to firm for IP litigation", Managing Intellectual Property as Canada's "Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year", and Chambers Global for having “a prolific reputation for its track record in trademark and patent application filings, with an equally strong profile for IP litigation”.  The firm has also been nominated for Canada’s Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and Canada’s Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property in advance of the annual North America Awards, being held in Washington, D.C., on March 17th 2016.

Benchmark Canada is dedicated to covering litigation practitioners and firms across Canada. The results presented stem from the culmination of extensive peer reviews and interviews with Canadian litigators that take place over a four month research period. Over the course of the interviews, recent casework that has been handled by the firms is examined and sources are asked to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their province or practice area(s) across the country.

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