Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Chambers names Smart & Biggar as Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized as Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Canada Awards Ceremony held in Toronto on September 27th.

The firm also upheld its historic top ranking in Chambers Canada 2018 for Intellectual Property (Band 1) for the third consecutive year, with four lawyers recognized as leaders in their fields: Ottawa partner, Steve Garland, Montreal partner, François Guay, and Toronto partners, Mark Evans, and Gunars Gaikis.

Chambers published the following quotes in their guide regarding Smart & Biggar:

“Highly distinguished IP and technology-focused firm… featuring a deep bench of practitioners with experience in patent and trade-mark prosecution and litigation.” They also noted our firm’s “Substantial commercial IP expertise, with significant focus on licensing programs”. On litigation matters, the firm is “Praised for its strong litigation practice” and clients appreciate their ‘effective approach’ in court, stating “They’ve mastered the art of the big picture”.

Keltie Sim Luft, Chair of Smart & Biggar said:

“We are delighted to be recognized with this very high honour by Chambers & Partners, one of the leading authorities on legal services and law firms. This award is truly a testament to our firm’s collective efforts and expertise, and our unwavering focus on providing our clients with innovative IP solutions and services that are second to none. Whether we are successfully handling significant IP litigation in Canada, or acting as a trusted advisor to manage valuable IP portfolios on behalf of the world’s most successful businesses, we strive to provide only the best in service for our clients from around the world.”

Smart & Biggar has long been recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leader in Canadian IP law in their global guides and has also been honoured this year by a number of other prestigious awards as Canada’s leader for Intellectual Property law, including:

  • “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year” for the third consecutive year and confirmed as “the biggest and the deepest IP shop in Canada.” Benchmark Canada
  • “Law Firm of the Year” for Intellectual Property Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Top tier for IP Law in Canada and “Go-to-firm for IP Litigation” The Legal 500 Canada

To view Smart & Biggar’s complete Chambers Canada 2018 results for Intellectual Property & Litigation, please click here.


Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We have been leaders in intellectual property and technology law for over a century. For more information, please visit