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5 Smart & Biggar lawyers listed in Lexpert Special Edition Litigation 2020

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that Mark Evans, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, François Guay and Sheldon Hamilton have been recognized once again in the annual Lexpert Special Edition on Litigation. Inclusion in the guide reflects the admiration and trust that each lawyer has earned from their clients, peers and colleagues for notable victories in the field of intellectual property litigation.

Lexpert published its Litigation special edition today, in the December print and digital editions of the Globe and Mail’s  Report on Business Magazine. The Lexpert Special Edition on Litigation identifies leading practitioners by surveying thousands of respected Canadian lawyers, corporate counsel and other professionals.

With this acknowledgement, Smart & Biggar upholds its position as a dominant force and leader in intellectual property litigation in Canada and reflects our continued record of success for our clients and achievement of numerous precedent-setting decisions.

Earlier in 2020, Benchmark Litigation named Smart & Biggar as Canada’s leading intellectual property litigation firm for the sixth consecutive year, and Ottawa managing partner Steven Garland was awarded 'IP Litigation Lawyer of the Year' and among the ‘Top 50 Trial Lawyers’ in Canada.

In the most recent release of Legal 500, Sheldon Hamilton and Gunars Gaikis were noted for their expertise in complex pharmaceutical litigation; François Guay was described as “a hugely experienced litigator with expertise covering patents, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs”; and Mark Evans was cited as being “an authority on trademark protection, management and counselling services”.

Alongside our litigation-specific accolades, Smart & Biggar was also named “IP Boutique Law Firm of the Year” at the inaugural Canadian Law Awards in October.

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.