Rankings & Recognition
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh chosen by Managing Intellectual Property as Canada's IP Firm of the Year, Trademark Firm of the Year, and recognized for success with the award for Canadian Case of the Year
March 31, 2011

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is proud to have been recognized with four prestigious awards by the UK publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP).  The firm was chosen as the 2011 Canadian IP Firm of the Year, Canadian Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year, the Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year and was also honoured as having successfully handled the Canadian Case of the Year for the Federal Court’s decision in Amazon.com, Inc. v. Commissioner of Patents, 2010 FC 1011

The awards were presented at MIP’s 2011 North America Awards ceremony, held on March 29th, 2011 in Washington D.C.  The ceremony recognizes excellence in the global IP industry and was attended by IP practitioners from across Canada and the United States.

MIP has for several years recognized Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh as a highly ranked IP firm in patents, trademarks and copyrights and the firm was honoured to be the only Canadian firm to receive a total of four awards at the ceremony. 

The results of the magazine's North America Awards were based on extensive interviews with global in-house IP and business leaders. Data from these interviews was the culmination of MIP's research for its World IP Survey in the United States and Canada.

MIP was founded in 1990 and is now firmly established as the leading international magazine for IP owners.

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