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4 partners recognized among world’s leading trademarks lawyers by Who’s Who Legal

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that four partners have been listed among the world’s leading lawyers in trademarks by the Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2019 guide.

Survey respondents describe Smart & Biggar as an “impressive Canadian firm”, offering praise to each partner listed in Trademarks.

Montreal managing partner, François Guay, is described as “an exceptional IP litigator”. Commentators highlight his strategic mind and strong commercial sense.

Christian Bolduc, also from Montreal, is highly recommended by peers and commentators for his “practical approach” and “expertise in the full range of trademark matters”.

In Toronto, office managing partner, Mark Evans, stands out for his extensive experience advising high-profile brands on the full range of trademark matters, with a special focus on trademark protection, portfolio management and litigation. 

Philip Lapin, from our Ottawa office, leads the firm’s Trademark Operations Group and wins praise for his "specialist expertise handling oppositions".

In total, 19 of the firm’s partners have been recognized by Who’s Who legal across the areas of Life Sciences Patent Litigation, Life Sciences Regulatory, Patents, Data and Trademarks.

Who’s Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. In total, over 24,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers and 2,500 consulting experts from over 150 national jurisdictions are featured.

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.