Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Smart & Biggar named IP ‘Law Firm of the Year’ and leads the rankings with 36 lawyers recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that we have been named "Law Firm of the Year" for expertise in Intellectual Property Law in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This recognition is based on peer feedback from lawyers across Canada, and Smart & Biggar was selected based on our extensive scope of coverage across patents, industrial designs trademarks and copyrights, and for our reputation as a market leading firm for intellectual property law.

Four of the firm’s partners are also recognized as a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”, each receiving the highest overall peer-feedback in their practice area and geographic regions. Congratulations to Montréal partner Christian Bolduc, named “Lawyer of the Year” in Advertising and Marketing Law; Montréal partner Sanjay Goorachurn, named “Lawyer of the Year” in Technology Law; Ottawa partner Daphne Lainson, named “Lawyer of the Year” in Biotechnology Law; and Ottawa partner Jeremy Want, named “Lawyer of the Year” in Intellectual Property Law. Only one "Lawyer of the Year" is recognized for each specialty area and location.

Across the firm, 34 Smart & Biggar lawyers have been ranked as leaders and included in The Best Lawyers report of recognized lawyers in Canada for 2022. Collectively, our lawyers have earned 51 rankings overall across the categories of: Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law, Technology Law, Advertising and Marketing Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Cannabis Law, Health Care Law, Privacy and Data Security Law, and Information Technology Law. These rankings reflect Smart & Biggar’s reputation for expertise in intellectual property law, and our coverage and scope in the industry.

New inclusions to this year’s listing are Ottawa partner, Daniel Davies, Toronto Counsel, Ryan T. Evans and Ottawa senior associate, Jamie-Lynn Kraft.

We are also pleased to share that Toronto senior associates Noelle Engle-Hardy (Intellectual Property Law) and Abigail Smith (Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology Law) are included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Recognition in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is based on peer review and awarded to lawyers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice within the first 3-8 years of their careers.

Congratulations to all our lawyers recognized as leading lawyers in their field(s) of expertise by The Best Lawyers in Canada:

Calgary

  • Evan Nuttall - Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law
  • Alistair Simpson - Intellectual Property Law

Montréal

  • Christian Bolduc – Lawyer of the Year in Advertising and Marketing Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Jean-Sébastien Dupont - Intellectual Property Law
  • Sanjay Goorachurn – Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • François Guay - Intellectual Property Law
  • Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie - Intellectual Property Law
  • Ekaterina Tsimberis - Intellectual Property Law

Ottawa

  • Daniel Anthony - Intellectual Property Law
  • Allan Brett - Intellectual Property Law
  • Daniel Davies - Intellectual Property Law
  • Steven Garland - Intellectual Property Law
  • Colin Ingram - Intellectual Property Law
  • Jamie-Lynn Kraft - Intellectual Property Law
  • Daphne Lainson - Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Philip Lapin - Intellectual Property Law
  • David Schwartz - Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Elliott Simcoe - Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law
  • Kohji Suzuki - Intellectual Property Law
  • Jeremy Want – Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property Law

Toronto

  • Mark Biernacki - Intellectual Property Law
  • Mark Evans - Intellectual Property Law
  • Ryan T. Evans - Intellectual Property Law
  • Gunars Gaikis - Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Sheldon Hamilton - Intellectual Property Law
  • Yoon Kang - Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Nancy Pei - Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Alice Tseng - Advertising and Marketing Law, Biotechnology Law, Cannabis Law, Health Care Law, Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Urszula Wojtyra - Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Matthew Zischka - Intellectual Property Law

Vancouver

  • Jonas Gifford - Intellectual Property Law
  • Kwan T. Loh - Cannabis Law
  • Mark Pidkowich - Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law
  • Theodore Sum - Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law

Lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada are selected based on peer reviews and professional expertise, undergoing an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Each of the selected lawyers received the top scores in these peer reviews in their respective areas, indicating a high level of respect from peers and clients.

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.