A dominant force in contentious matters with the Canadian Trademarks Office
Trolls. Increased trademark filings. Unused trademark registrations. Battling for market share. A highly competitive brand landscape.
Proceedings before the Canadian Trademarks Office are becoming increasingly contentious and we are ready to ensure that our clients’ valuable trademark rights and business interests are strongly and strategically protected.
Smart & Biggar is a dominant force in trademark law and litigation and we have successfully handled thousands of trademark opposition proceedings, non-use cancellation proceedings and related appeals on behalf of our clients. This track record of success, covering a vast range of industries, is the direct result of combining our sophisticated advocacy skills and experience with an in-depth knowledge of trademark law and opposition practice.
Our lawyers and trademark agents provide effective, practical and focused advice and representation and are highly experienced in all aspects of opposition and cancellation proceedings. In helping our clients develop strategies for success, we provide a complete range of services including: implementing trademark monitoring and investigation programs, providing counselling and advice on the competitive landscape and the likelihood of success, gathering evidence and preparing affidavits, preparing expert and survey reports, conducting cross-examinations of fact experts and witnesses, and written and oral advocacy before the Opposition Board and in appeal proceedings.