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

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has ranked as the firm that filed the most Patent Corporation Treaty (PCT) applications in Canada, according to a new survey published by Managing Intellectual Property.The survey lists the firms filing the most PCT applications in the world’s 14 largest markets.

The PCT establishes a system of international cooperation under which an applicant can initiate patent filing in several countries and patent granting regions by filing one international application. There are currently over 100 contracting jurisdictions to the PCT.A high number of PCT filings indicates that the firm does work for national companies that sell their products internationally.

The survey was compiled based on details of PCT applications published on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) website and ranks firms according to the number of PCT international applications that they filed that were due for national stage entry during 2009.

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