Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Smart & Biggar earns Managing Intellectual Property's highest ranking in all practice areas in 2020

Smart & Biggar is proud to share that we are the only exclusively Canadian firm to be recognized as a Tier 1 firm in all practice areas (trademark contentious, trademark prosecution, patent contentious, patent prosecution and copyright & related rights) in Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Stars, Canada 2020.

MIP IP Stars’  recent release of firms ranked in copyright & related rights revealed Smart & Biggar’s leading position as a Tier 1 firm, matching our Tier 1 standing in all other practice areas. Reinforcing this Tier 1 placement are several important copyright related victories for high profile clients, including Smart & Biggar’s recent success in Bell Media et al. v John Doe 1 dba GoldTV.biz , which earned  the ‘Canadian Impact Case of the Year’ at the MIP 2020 North America Awards in March.  Additionally, Smart & Biggar also took home the award for “IP Boutique Firm of the Year” and “Canadian Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year”.

The 2020 rankings cover more than 40 jurisdictions and recognize the leading firms in trademark contentious, trademark prosecution, patent contentious, patent prosecution and copyright & related rights.  Firm rankings are assessed based on practice area expertise, workload, market reputation, track record, outcomes achieved for clients and unique strengths in each practice area. Firms ranked in Tier 1 take this information into account along with data from the IP STARS research, of which Smart & Biggar has 17 practitioners listed.

See the full MIP Canadian firm rankings here.

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.