Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Canada's intellectual property law firm

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property, and with over 100 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents in five offices, we are also the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas.

We have a storied history and tradition of providing the highest quality of IP advisory services and have filed more patent and trademark applications than any firm in Canada.  Our decades of experience in intellectual property, combined with our deep knowledge and expertise across a wide range of technologies and industries, allows us to provide clients with clarity on opportunities and solutions to leverage and maximize IP.

No other firm can claim a stronger track record of victories in intellectual property litigation for its clients than Smart & Biggar. We pride ourselves on providing clients with the rare combination of successful trial experience, deep subject matter expertise and sophisticated and practical skills and analysis.

Trusted by the world’s leading companies and innovators

At Smart & Biggar, we have the honour of working with many of Canada’s and the world’s most important innovators and brand owners. We continuously invest in our client relationships, and many of our clients have entrusted us with protecting, enforcing and commercializing their IP rights for over a half-century.

We are proud to have supported our clients on the road to market leadership — from start-up companies in emerging growth sectors to multinational corporations, as well as innovators at universities and other research institutions – advising them on their most critical and complex IP matters.

Whether we are advising an innovative manufacturer on patent strategy or infringement issues, providing counsel on brand protection and enforcement, or handling the IP aspects of a corporate transaction, we always ensure that our clients receive the full benefit of our unrivaled IP experience and expertise.

We not only find value, we create it

Since 1888, we have helped our clients find value in their intellectual property rights. We remain devoted to protecting our clients' intellectual property and technology assets, and advising clients on how to uncover and maximize available opportunities.

New ideas are conceived daily. At Smart & Biggar, we are committed to providing expert counsel and guidance to safeguard our clients’ competitive position and help them build and enforce strategic intellectual property and technology rights that will create more value for their business.

Honoured by Our Peers

  • Chambers & Partners

    Band One Firm: IP & IP Litigation

    2016-2020
    Chambers Canada
  • The Legal 500

    Top Tier Firm for IP

    2015-2020
    The Legal 500 Canada
  • Chambers & Partners

    Band 3: Life Sciences

    2019 & 2020
    Chambers Canada
  • Chambers & Partners

    Five leading lawyers

    2019 & 2020
    Chambers Canada
  • Best Lawyers

    30 leading lawyers

    2019-2020
    The Best Lawyers in Canada
  • The Legal 500

    Two lawyers recommended for Cannabis Law

    2020
    The Legal 500 Canada
  • The Legal 500

    Four leading lawyers in IP

    2020
    The Legal 500 Canada
  • The Legal 500

    Ranked Firm for Cannabis Law

    2020
    The Legal 500 Canada
  • MIP

    Three Rising Stars in IP

    2019
    IP Stars - Rising Stars
  • WTR

    Four partners named as Global Leaders

    2019
    World Trademark Review