The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh regretfully announce the passing of our friend and former chair of the firms, A. David Morrow on December 3, 2013.
François Guay, Gunars Gaikis and Steven Garland, members of Smart & Biggar’s litigation team, have been featured in the December 2013 edition of The Globe and Mail''s Report on Business magazine, showcasing top-ranked Canadian litigators. François Guay has more than 30 years of experienc
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to welcome the following associates to our firm: R. Nelson Godfrey, Tyler Nechiporenko and Tamara O’Connell
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to welcome the following associates to our firm: Magdalena Grabari has joined our Ottawa office as a patent agent. Ms. Grabari’s practice focusses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Canada and internationally, as well as providing IP counselling to cl
The firm would like to congratulate the following professionals who have passed the 2013 Canadian Patent Agents Qualification Examinations: Jeffrey E. Coles is a barrister and solicitor and trade-mark agent in our Ottawa office where he practices in the field of patents relating to biotechnology, molecular biolog
by Graham Hood The recent decision of the Federal Court in Trans-High Corporation v Hightimes Smokeshop and Gifts Inc, 2013 FC 1190, showcases a summary and expeditious procedure for enforcing trade-mark rights in Canada. In this case, the applicant, Trans-High Corporation, successfully moved by way of application for
by Kyle Ferguson On November 22, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the validity of Ontario Regulations prohibiting “private label products” (Katz Group Canada Inc v Ontario (Health and Long-Term Care), 2013 SCC 64). In 2010, the Regulations to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and the Drug Interchangeab
by Jeff Leuschner On January 6, 2014, a new Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) pilot program will begin to fast-track examination of eligible patent applications between participating countries. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and 12 other patent offices are part of the GPPH pilot program. The
by Nelson Godfrey Recent years have witnessed a massive increase in the ready availability of personal information, particularly in digital form, and a concomitant rise in the amount of information on customers and consumers available to businesses. Canadian policy-makers, in response, have instituted extensive protec
by Jean-Sébastien Dupont In a recent decision, the Federal Court found the COHIBA trade-marks for cigars and cigarillos to be well-known and iconic in Canada based primarily on expert evidence establishing use of the brand in media, including film, television, music and print. This led the Court to conclude tha
Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that nine of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2013 in the categories of Patents, Trademarks and Life Sciences.
Smart & Biggar is honoured to have received the award for Canadian Non-contentious Patent Firm of the Year at the inaugural LMG Life Sciences Awards ceremony, held on September 25, 2013 in New York City. We are also pleased to announce that LMG Life Sciences has named David E. Schwartz Canadian Non-contentiou
In its inaugural Canada Chapter, LMG Life Sciences has honoured Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh as a highly recommended firm in the areas of Intellectual Property: Non-contentious and Intellectual Property: Contentious — the highest ranking given to firms by the directory. Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh ha
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is pleased to announce the recognition of our 20 lawyers who were selected to appear in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to c
Smart & Biggar has been recognized as the top-ranked firm for Canadian IP law in the 2013 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. We are proud to be the only Canadian firm to be listed as the “Most frequently recommended” firm in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, solidifying S