Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh 
Ottawa, Ontario Office
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55 Metcalfe Street Suite 900, P.O. Box 2999 Station D
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 5Y6

(City of Ottawa)

Telephone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
http://www.smart-biggar.ca



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Intellectual Property LawPatent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition
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About this office:

Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law. We have a national and international reputation for the quality of our work and the calibre of our professionals. Related to Fetherstonhaugh through common partners, offices and personnel, we have been leaders in our field for over a century. Our record of superior service is the reason the world's most innovative corporations and law firms look to Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh. We offer a full range of services related to intellectual property and technology law, from trying complex patent litigation to managing trademark portfolios around the world.

LEGAL SERVICES

In the century that has passed since the founding of our firm, the legal and technological landscape has changed significantly. Advances in science, technology and marketing call for new methods of protection and these developments have brought intellectual property issues to the forefront of the global economy. We have not only kept pace with these changes - we have helped to bring many of them to fruition. Today we advise clients on a wide variety of existing and emerging intellectual property and technology law matters:

• Patents

• Trademarks

• Copyright & Media

• Industrial Designs

• Litigation

• Licensing & IP Transactions

• IP Management & Strategic Counselling

• Pharmaceutical Regulatory & Compliance

• IP Crime

• Marketing & Advertising

TECHNOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING

Approximately 70 of our 100 professionals are registered patent agents, including most of our lawyers. Virtually every member of our firm has an engineering or scientific background and dozens of our practitioners also have postgraduate degrees in their respective areas of practice. We offer our clients technology-specific experience in many sectors, including:

• Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical

• Chemical

• Industrial and Mechanical

• Electrical and Electronic

• Software, Information Technology and Internet

• Consumer Products

• Media and Broadcasting

• Financial Services

• Aerospace and Defence

• Transportation

• Consulting Services

• Energy and Utilities

• Food, Beverage and Tobacco

• Luxury Goods and Apparel

• Metals and Mining

• Retail

• Telecommunications

• Cleantech

MAXIMUM INTERNATIONAL REACH FOR CLIENTS

Our offices span across the country, but our practice covers the globe. For domestic clients who are expanding beyond national borders, we offer strategic counsel and an efficient gateway to the world. In addition to English and French, we offer capabilities in a number of foreign languages including German, Mandarin and Japanese. Members of our firms are also registered to practise before the US, UK and European patent offices. Over the course of many decades, we have built relationships with leading associate firms throughout the world. Our clients know that their assets will be protected outside of Canada with the same sophisticated level of understanding and care that they receive at home.

A TRUSTED RESOURCE FOR CLIENTS AND ASSOCIATES

We offer a full complement of patent and trademark agency services to associate firms and in-house counsel seeking to protect, exploit or litigate intellectual property rights in Canada. Many clients appreciate the convenience offered by our Ottawa office's close proximity to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. In fact, we have prepared, filed and prosecuted more patent and trademark applications than any other firm in Canada.



 

Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Copyright & MediaIP Management & Strategic Counselling
Industrial DesignsLicensing & IP Transactions
LitigationMarketing & Advertising
PatentsPharmaceutical ¿ Regulatory & Compliance
Trademarks


Statement of Practice Summary:
Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Licensing, Litigation, Copyright, Industrial designs, Anti-counterfeiting, Portfolio Management, Infringement, Patent and Trademark Prosecution, Technologies, Trade Secrets, Counterfeit, Anti-Piracy, Technology Law, Biotechnology, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Computer, Software, Internet, Electrical, Electronic, and Mechanical.

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Federal Court of Appeal confirms the registrability of single colour trademarks in Canada
Timothy O. Stevenson, May 14, 2015
A May 1, 2015 decision of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal, Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc v Imperial Tobacco Products Limited, 2015 FCA 111, has affirmed the principle that, in Canada, a single colour applied to the surface of an object, including product packaging, is capable of being...

Amendments to Canada’s IP System outlined in the Federal Budget are one step closer to implementation
Kevin K. Graham, May 12, 2015, previously published by IP Update — Canada, Smart & Biggar’s Canadian intellectual property and technology law update on May 8, 2015
Bill C-59, the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1, was introduced in Parliament on May 7, 2015. The Bill is to implement certain portions of the Federal Budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015. As reported in our April 22, 2015 IP Update, Bill C-59 proposes significant changes to certain...

2015 Federal Budget proposes important changes to Canada’s IP laws
David E. Schwartz, April 22, 2015
The Federal Budget, tabled in the House of Commons on April 21, 2015, proposes significant changes to various aspects of Canada¿s IP system.




Year Established: 1906

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Russian.


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