Rankings & Recognition
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh leads the rankings in World Trademark Review 1000
January 22, 2014

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has once again achieved “gold band” status, as a leading firm in Canadian trademarks, in the 2014 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. We are also the only firm in Canada to have lawyers selected to the gold band ("the crème de la crème") in each of the categories: enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy, and anti-counterfeiting.

In total, six of our professionals were recognized in the guide:

  • Christian Bolduc is recommended for prosecution and strategy and “is absolutely justified for the gold tier. With a French flavour and a Montreal feel to him, he can offer strategic advice on a nationwide level.”
  • Mark Evans is recommended for enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy, and anti-counterfeiting. He is recognized as a “terrific courtroom lawyer,” and one peer reveals, “if I were to think of a pure IP litigator, I would think of him. He is fantastic – really on top of his game.”
  • Steven Garland is recommended for enforcement and litigation and is acclaimed for being “great. He can really dig his heels in for the client.”
  • François Guay is recommended for enforcement and litigation and “is the first name to come to mind for trademark litigators. He is one of the top lawyers in the country and is on the juiciest cases in Canada.”
  • Brian Isaac is recommended for enforcement and litigation, as well as, anti-counterfeiting. He is praised for “doing really great work in the anti-counterfeiting space” and one peer confides, “we continue to refer mandates to him because we want to send our patrons to someone who has a real in-depth understanding of anti-counterfeiting.”
  • Philip Lapin is recommended for prosecution and strategy and is acclaimed for being “excellent: very experienced and knowledgeable. His specialty is oppositions and Section 45. He is looking for the right business outcome.”

WTR 1000 is the first and only guide exclusively dedicated to identifying the world's leading trademark legal services providers. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the leading trademark law firms and individuals in over 60 key jurisdictions globally.

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