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Fetherstonhaugh & Co. takes on a fresh new identity

OTTAWA, CANADA, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 — Fetherstonhaugh & Co., historic Canadian patent and trademark agency firm, and member of the Smart & Biggar IP family, has changed its name to Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co.

Fetherstonhaugh & Co. today announced it has changed its name to Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co.

Smart & Biggar and Fetherstonhaugh began their collaboration almost 100 years ago. Today, the two firms serve clients from an efficient, integrated platform, sharing partners, talent, and infrastructure, and leveraging the latest innovations in IP practice management technology. “This name change is a seamless transition for our clients – it is business as usual.” said Steven Garland, Chair of the Executive Committee. 

“The name Smart & Biggar is well known and highly regarded for intellectual property in Canada and globally. This name change is a natural evolution and part of our long-term strategic focus on efficiency, further streamlining our operations, and wrapping our services under one banner – Smart & Biggar.” - Steven Garland, Chair of the Executive Committee. 

Smart & Biggar services are provided by Smart & Biggar LLP or Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co. Smart & Biggar LLP is a limited liability partnership and law firm providing legal, patent and trademark services. Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co. is a partnership providing patent and trademark agency services.

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About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property. We are also the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas.

Smart & Biggar combines unparalleled IP expertise with an intense focus on service quality and efficiency to help many of the world’s best companies protect, enforce and grow their intellectual property.

The expert practice and industry teams at Smart & Biggar LLP and Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co. form a deep bench of 100 highly specialized intellectual property lawyers, agents, engineers, scientists, and technical specialists spanning 5 offices located in Canada’s major business and financial centres.

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