Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar recognized as ‘IP Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ at the Canadian Law Awards 2022

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized as the gold winner of ‘IP Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ award at this year’s Canadian Law Awards 2022. The award was presented at an awards ceremony hosted by the publishers of Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer and Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazines at the Arcadian Lofts in Toronto on May 19, 2022.

This honour follows Smart & Biggar’s recognition as an Excellence Awardee on the shortlist for ‘IP Boutique Law Firm of the Year’, and our inclusion earlier this year in Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s list of ‘Top IP Boutiques’ in Canada. The firm is honoured to receive these accolades, in reflection of the high quality of IP advice and counsel we provide to our clients and our continued record of success on their behalf.

“IP is a complex and evolving field of law, that requires dedicated focus, a keen intellect, and technical expertise to unpack and unwind complexity; it also demands a passion for enabling your clients to succeed and realize growth from innovations, while fiercely defending and protecting valuable IP rights,” said Matthew Zischka, Firm Managing Partner. “We thank our clients for their ongoing trust and confidence in us, and our peers in the IP community for challenging us to ‘raise the bar’ and strengthen the legal landscape for IP owners in Canada.”

The Canadian Law Awards celebrates leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals and landmark deals from the past year. Nominees for this category were selected based on the quantity, quality, importance and innovation of their legal work performed during 2021.

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

About Smart & Biggar

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.