Rankings & Recognition
Smart & Biggar honoured to be shortlisted for seven North America awards by Managing Intellectual Property
February 13, 2015

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for seven awards at Managing Intellectual Property’s 2015 North America Awards:

  • Canadian Specialty IP Firm of the Year
  • Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year
  • Canadian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year
  • Canadian Trade Mark Contentious Firm of the Year
  • Canadian Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year
  • Mark Evans for Outstanding Canadian IP Practitioner
  • François Guay for Outstanding Canadian IP Practitioner

We are proud of this recognition and wish to congratulate our partners, Mark Evans and François Guay.

The awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.

To see the full list of nominees, please visit the Managing Intellectual Property website:
http://www.managingip.com/Article/3427188/Managing-Patents-Archive/Managing-IPNorth-America-awards-shortlist-revealed.html

Last year, the firm was chosen as the Canadian Specialty IP Firm of the Year and as the Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year.

In 2013, the firm received the Canadian Trademark Milestone Case of the Year award for its success in the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Marlboro Canada v Phillip Morris, 2012 FCA 201. Marlboro Canada Limited and its related company, Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited (collectively "ITL") was successfully represented by François Guay, Steven Garland and Geneviève M. Prévost of Smart & Biggar.

In 2012, the firm was chosen as the Canadian Specialty IP Firm of the Year and Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year. The firm also received the Canadian Patent Case of the Year award for its success in the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Amazon.com, Inc. v. Commissioner of Patents, 2011 FCA 328. Amazon.com was successfully represented by Steven Garland and Colin Ingram of our Ottawa office.

In 2011, the firm was chosen as the 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

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