Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar officially joins the IPH Group

Smart & Biggar, Canada’s leading intellectual property firm, is pleased to announce that we have officially joined IPH Limited (IPH).

As part of IPH, Smart & Biggar joins a network of five leading intellectual property firms with offices across 25 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and now Canada.

“At Smart & Biggar, we have the honour of working with many of Canada’s and the world’s most important innovators and brand owners, many of whom have entrusted us with protecting, enforcing and commercializing their IP rights for over a century” said Smart & Biggar Managing Principal, Matthew Zischka. “As part of IPH we will be able to enhance our service offering and enable future investment and growth of our Canadian business. We are excited to be part of IPH and to leverage the strength of the network to help clients in Canada and around the world safeguard and leverage their IP and technological assets.”

“We are excited to officially welcome the Smart & Biggar team to IPH,” said IPH Managing Director & CEO, Dr Andrew Blattman. “Together with Smart & Biggar, we see great opportunities to invest in our business to ensure all of our brands have the capability, resources and systems to deliver the highest quality service to clients while enhancing opportunities for career progression and professional development for all our people.”

About IPH Limited

IPH is Asia Pacific’s leading intellectual property services group, comprising a network of member firms working in eight IP jurisdictions and servicing more than 25 countries. The group includes leading IP firms AJ Park, Griffith Hack, Pizzeys, Smart & BIggar and Spruson & Ferguson and online IP services provider Applied Marks. IPH employs more than 1,200 people working in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading intellectual property firm, with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and have been serving clients for over a century. Smart & Biggar operates as part of the IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms.