Rankings & Recognition
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. The firm is honoured to have received this highest ranking by the publication for the third year in a row. Smart & Biggar is one of three firms to have received this designation, with the most leading lawyers featured overall.

In the guide, The Legal 500 lauded the firm as being ‘highly specialized’, ‘client-focused’, ‘very knowledgeable’ and a ‘top choice for IP law in Canada’.

Three lawyers were selected as top leading lawyers in intellectual property law:

  • Mark Evans was recognized as ‘the best bar none for trademark law’
  • Steven Garland was recognized as “excellent counsel with great judgment”
  • Gunars Gaikis was recognized as “exceptionally good”

In addition, seven lawyers were identified for their leading roles in Canadian IP Matters:

For over 25 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 series assesses the strengths of law firms in 106 jurisdictions. Rankings are based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market



About Smart & Biggar / Fethersonhaugh

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is Canada's largest intellectual property and technology law firm, with approximately 100 professionals practising from offices in TorontoOttawa, MontrealVancouver and Calgary. We are consistently recognized as the leading Canadian IP firm by a broad range of third party international rankings, including in 2016 as “IP Specialty Law Firm of the Year”, “Top Ranked for IP Law”, “Best Canadian IP Firm”, “Canadian Contentious Law Firm of the Year”, “Canadian IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year” and more. Throughout our 150-year history and today, we continue to provide the world’s leading brands with sophisticated and creative IP solutions.

For more information about Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh, please visit our website.

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