Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar receives praise as ‘best-in-class for high stakes IP litigation and counseling’ in 2020 edition of The Legal 500 Canada

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share its distinction as a ‘Tier 1’ firm for Intellectual Property in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 Canada. This marks six consecutive years that the firm has received top rankings in The Legal 500 guide.

Smart & Biggar is one of only two firms to receive the top rankings and boasts five partners — Mark Evans, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, François Guay and Mark Biernacki — recognized as leading lawyers in IP, more than any other firm in Canada.  In addition, the firm also ranked in Cannabis law with two partners, Alice Tseng and Theodore Sum, recommended.

Colleagues and peers cite Smart & Biggar as ‘[t]he most knowledgeable and progressive thinking IP firm in the country, with tremendous bench strength and depth. Lawyers have great availability, are top in their field and demonstrate very good relationship management skills.’

Testimonials from the guide’s research describe Smart & Biggar as having “remarkable depth and skill in all aspects of trial and appellate advocacy. Lawyers keep [their clients] well-informed, and deliver top value for litigation dollars. The firm is, quite simply, best-in-class for high stakes IP litigation and counseling in Canada.” Clients also share their insights on the firm, asserting that ‘[t]he group [at Smart & Biggar] is always keen to hear about developments in our business and to discuss how they can support us.’

See the full results of The Legal 500 Canada Intellectual Property 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.