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Colourful designs and a streamlined practice get the green light in Canada

by: Christine Genge and Lionel Fishman
Today, the Canadian Industrial Design Office announced changes that significantly modernize and streamline six of its office practices, substantially benefitting applicants seeking protection for their designs in Canada.

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Canadian IP law and practice in 2016: reviewing the highlights

by: Nelson Godfrey and Neil Padgett
As the calendar turns the page from 2016 to 2017, we take the opportunity to review Canadian IP law and practice highlights from the past year.

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Canadian Trademarks Office Begins to Issue Nice Classification Notices

Canadian trademark law will be significantly changed to adhere to several international treaties. Although the timing of the changes is uncertain, it appears that the changes are likely to come into force no earlier than 2018. Among the changes will be a requirement for all trademark applications and registrations

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Online Copyright Enforcement Gone Wrong – How To Get it Right

by: Erin Creber An elderly grandmother. A first-person shooter video game. The two typically have very little in common. Yet both were recently in the headlines of the national news. The story involved an email sent pursuant to Canada’s “Notice and Notice” copyright legislation, accusing the senior citizen of pira

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Protecting Your Harvest in Canada: Naming and Registering Plant Varieties

by: John Sparks
Under Canada’s intellectual property laws, plant breeders may apply to protect their plant varieties by applying for a plant variety denomination pursuant to the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act. Similarly, Canadians may protect their brands by applying to register trademarks pursuant to the Trademarks

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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh once more achieves “Gold” status in Canadian trademark law

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has once again achieved “gold band” status, as a leader in Canadian trademarks, in the 2017 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

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Smart & Biggar achieves top ranking in intellectual property litigation in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Smart & Biggar announced today that four of our partners have been named among Canada’s top intellectual property lawyers in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

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Smart & Biggar achieves top ranking in intellectual property litigation in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Smart & Biggar announced today that four of our partners have been named among Canada’s top intellectual property lawyers in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

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Smart & Biggar’s François Guay, Gunars Gaikis Steven Garland, and Mark Evans featured in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business for excellence in IP Litigation

Smart & Biggar announced today that four of the firm’s partners, François Guay, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, and Mark Evans were ranked and featured as Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers for 2016 in the Lexpert®/ROB Litigation guide published in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.

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5 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized in The 2016 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada

Five Smart & Biggar partners, Mark Evans, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, François Guay, and Sheldon Hamilton, were recognized as leading intellectual property litigation lawyers in the 2016 edition of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

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