Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar dominates Managing Intellectual Property Awards, and wins "Canadian IP Boutique of the Year"

Smart & Biggar is proud to have been honoured with a record-setting five (5) prestigious awards by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). The firm has long been recognized by MIP as a leader in IP, and this year was the only Canadian firm to be nominated across all categories. 

The firm was chosen as Canadian IP Boutique Firm of the Year and as the Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year, and partner Gunars Gaikis was recognized as Canada's Outstanding IP Practitioner of the Year.  

In addition, the firm also received recognition for two "Milestone Cases of the Year" for AstraZeneca Canada v Apotex (NEXIUM) and Dow Chemical Company v Nova Chemical.

We would like to thank all of our clients and associates for their support, and for entrusting Smart & Biggar as their IP firm of choice in Canada.

Steven Garland, Managing Partner of Smart & Biggar said:

“We are delighted to be honoured once again by Managing Intellectual Property. These awards reflect the dedication and focus of all of our lawyers and agents in providing our clients with innovative Canadian IP solutions and services that are second to none. From “bet the company” IP litigation, to cost-effectively acting as a trusted advisor in Canada to manage valuable IP portfolios on behalf of the world’s most successful businesses and foreign associate law firms" 

These awards were presented at MIP's North America Awards ceremony, held on March 15th, 2018 at Essex House in New York City. The awards recognize excellence in the global IP industry and was attended by IP practitioners from across Canada and the United States.

Smart & Biggar has also been honoured recently by a number of other prestigious awards as Canada’s leader in IP law, including:


Smart & Biggar is recognised as Canada’s largest and leading firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.