Rankings & Recognition
Smart & Biggar ranked again as “Tier One” with 19 “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property
June 5, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s partners have been ranked as “IP Stars” in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, 2018 edition.

Once again, the team from Smart & Biggar topped the rankings as a Tier One firm in the areas of Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Prosecution and Trademark Contentious in the Canadian national category.

Trademarks Editorial Research

For Trademarks, Smart & Biggar was lauded as having “a top-rated IP/technology practice”. Clients quoted in the guide said "The team provides us with excellent service” and ” They listen to what is needed and propose innovative solutions to help us resolve our issues cost effectively and in a timely fashion".

In addition, partners Mark Biernacki, François Guay and Mark Evans were highlighted as among the most experienced trade mark practitioners in the team, for their work in high profile disputes involving companies such as Diageo and Nintendo.

Earlier this year, MIP also recognized Smart & Biggar as the “Canadian IP Boutique of the Year” at their North America Awards. Overall the firm was honoured with a record-setting five (5) prestigious awards including Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year, and two “Milesetone Case of the Year” awards for Dow v Nova and AstraZeneca v Apotex. Partner Gunars Gaikis was recognized as Canada's Outstanding IP Practitioner of the Year. Smart & Biggar was also the only Canadian firm to be nominated across all categories.

IP Stars from Smart & Biggar include:

Trademark Stars

Mark Biernacki Mark Evans Steven Garland

Mark Biernacki

Mark Evans

Steven Garland

Sanjay Goorachurn   François Guay Philip Lapin

Sanjay Goorachurn

François Guay

Philip Lapin

Keltie Sim Luft Elliott Simcoe

Keltie Sim Luft

Elliott Simcoe

Patent Stars

Allan Brett Gunars Gaikis Steven Garland

Allan Brett

Gunars Gaikis

Steven Garland

Stephan Georgiev     Sheldon Hamilton Yoon Kang

Stephan Georgiev

 

Sheldon Hamilton

 

Yoon Kang

Daphne Lainson         Nancy Pei Christopher Robinson

Daphne Lainson

Nancy Pei

Christopher Robinson

 

David Schwartz Elliott Simcoe Jeremy Want

David Schwartz

Elliott Simcoe

Jeremy Want

Matthew Zischka

Matthew Zischka

To learn more about our other recent accolades, click here.

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Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century. For more information, please visit smart-biggar.ca.

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