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Teva awarded section 8 damages regarding pregabalin and olanzapine

by: Shirley Liang Komosa On March 30 and April 4, 2017, the Federal Court released two decisions on the merits under section 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (“PMNOC Regulations”) regarding pregabalin (Pfizer’s LYRICA) in Teva Canada Li

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Grey Marketing – Still Not Black and White in Canada

by: Tomek Nishijima Grey marketing, sometimes referred to as “parallel importation”, is the diversion of goods, originally intended for sale only in certain countries, to other countries where they were not intended to be sold. The goods are not counterfeit since they were legitimately marketed and acquire

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Tribunal dismisses Eli Lilly’s NAFTA challenge on promise utility doctrine

by:Shirley Liang Komosa As previously reported, Eli Lilly submitted claims to international arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) seeking damages from the Government of Canada, asserting that the Canadian courts' application of the promise doctrine to Eli Lilly's STRATTERA (atomoxetine) and

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Federal Court of Appeal upholds interlocutory injunction directed at retailers of set-top boxes loaded with copyright-infringing applications

by: Jean-Sébastien Dupont As reported previously, the Federal Court issued an interlocutory injunction on June 1, 2016 directed at retailers of set-top boxes that are configured, or “pre-loaded”, with various applications that provide their users with unauthorized access to copyrighted television co

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The Competition Bureau applies strict standards to retail price claims in Canada

By: Daniel Hnatchuk Regular prices, sale prices, clearance sales – these terms are ubiquitous in the retail world and are a familiar component of marketing strategies intended to convince consumers that now is the best time to make a purchase and to encourage the sale of older inventory. However, retailers and b

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Eleven Smart & Biggar professionals recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2017

Smart & Biggar announced today that eleven professionals were recognized as leading patent professionals in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2017. We congratulate our professionals who have achieved this prominent recognition in the Guide: Ron Faggetter Gunars Gaikis Steven Garland Stephan Georgiev Francois G

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Smart & Biggar again tops Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 Canadian patent rankings

Smart & Biggar has once again earned the top ranking as a Tier One firm in the areas of patent contentious and patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property's 2017 IP Stars Handbook: Patents. This is the fourth consecutive year that Smart & Biggar has received the highest ranking.  I

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World IP Review recognizes 10 Smart & Biggar partners as 2017 WIPR Leaders

Smart & Biggar announced today that ten of the firm’s partners have been recognized in the 2017 World IP Review Leaders, a comprehensive guide to the top intellectual property lawyers in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe. We congratulate our professionals who have achieved this prominent r

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Smart & Biggar shortlisted for eight North America awards by Managing Intellectual Property

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for eight awards at Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 North America Awards, to be held in Washington, DC on March 23, 2017: Canadian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year Canadian Trade M

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Smart & Biggar tops the rankings once again as an IP Stars leader in Canadian trademark law

Smart & Biggar has once again been recognized as one of the top trademark firms in Canada achieving “Tier 1” status in both Trade mark Contentious, and Trade mark Prosecution, for the fourth consecutive year in the 2017 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 IP Stars Handbook: Trademarks

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