Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar named Canada’s leading intellectual property litigation firm for the ninth consecutive year at the Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards 2023

Smart & Biggar is proud to be named ‘Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year’ once again at the 2023 Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards. Principals of the firm, Ryan T. Evans and Urszula Wojtyra, were in attendance earlier this week to accept the award at an in-person gala awards ceremony at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto on May 10, 2023.

This marks the ninth consecutive year that Smart & Biggar has received this honour in recognition of the important victories our leading team of IP litigators has championed for our valued clients in high-stakes litigation, across all areas of IP law.

The firm has received this award in addition to our top rank position in the recent 2023 Benchmark Canada Guide which featured ten of Smart & Biggar’s leading Principals as ‘Litigation Stars’ and three identified as ‘Future Stars’ for IP Litigation in Canada. Included in the firm’s coverage by Benchmark, Principals Steven Garland and François Guay were featured among the Top 50 Trial lawyers in Canada.

Benchmark editors reaffirmed Smart & Biggar’s position as a dominant force and undisputed market leader in IP litigation across Canada, praising the firm as “Canada’s deepest and most renowned intellectual property law firm” with a dominant position in Canada’s IP community as “true trial lawyers” that are “revered for a range of experience and landmark wins” across all areas of IP litigation including trademarks, patents, and copyrights.

Congratulations to all of our IP Litigation & Enforcement team members on this incredible achievement! 

The Benchmark Canada Awards recognize Canada’s most distinguished litigators and firms as well as the most impactful disputes across the country based on peer-and-client-review-based research, submission review, and recent casework for the past year.

The full list of award winners is available to view online now.

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.