Rankings & Recognition
Smart & Biggar tops the Legal 500 Canada with Tier 1 ranking and 6 lawyers recommended for Intellectual Property
December 7, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce its recognition as a ‘Tier 1’ firm for Intellectual Property in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Canada for the fifth year running. The Legal 500 lauded Smart & Biggar as ‘Probably the leading IP firm in Canada’ and commends the firm for “garner[ing] rave reviews” for its ‘top-quality lawyers’ and its ‘ability to turn its hand to any file in the IP space’.

Once again, Smart & Biggar is one of only two firms to receive the top ranking, and boasted the highest number of lawyers featured for Intellectual Property with 6 partners recognized overall, and 3 partners named as ‘Leading Individuals’:

  • Mark Evans - a ‘crackerjack lawyer’ known for precedent-setting [trademark] cases
  • Gunars Gaikis – a Life Sciences specialist and top choice for complex matters
  • Steven Garland – a top choice for complex [litigation] matters

Mark Biernacki was also listed as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’. In addition, François Guay was noted as having a ’banner year’ for advising Bell Canada and Rogers Communications. and lauded for his successful defence of Bauer Hockey, alongside Jeremy Want who was also recommended.

Mark Evans   Gunars Gaikis Steven Garland

Mark Evans

Gunars Gaikis

 

Steven Garland

Mark Biernacki François Guay Jeremy Want

Mark Biernacki

François Guay

Jeremy Want

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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 have been leaders in intellectual property and technology law for over a century. For more information, please visit smart-biggar.ca.

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