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Domain name solicitation fraud – brand owners beware

by Daniel Anthony It is a modern reality that with brand ownership comes the risk of trademark and domain name fraud. In this area, there has recently been a rise in email scams targeting brand owners by falsely claiming that domain name rights are in jeopardy. As these scams become more common, all trademark owners s

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Federal Court prohibits issuance of NOC to Teva for atazanavir sulfate, prior genus patent does not anticipate compound claim
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Commissioner’s Decision clarifies support requirements for humanized antibodies, signalling change in CIPO practice

By: Thuy H. Nguyen The Manual of Patent Office Practice discusses antibodies as a “special topic”; no other molecule is set apart this way. The Commissioner’s Decisions CD 1302 on monoclonal antibodies and the recent CD 1398 on humanized antibodies, indicate that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is b

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The top ten reasons to register your brand in Canada. Now!
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Best Lawyers in Canada honours more IP and technology lawyers at Smart & Biggar than any other Canadian Firm
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Gunars Gaikis recognized as the Best of the Best by Expert Guides
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Smart & Biggar recognized as the top-ranked firm for Canadian IP law in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory — only firm chosen at the top of the rankings in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
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Lauded as “an excellent firm” and one of only two Canadian firms selected as a ‘Band One’ firm in Canadian intellectual property law by Chambers Canada 2017
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Smart & Biggar is proud to be recognized as a “main player at the top level of the Canadian market” by IAM Patent, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2016 Edition
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