Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar shortlisted in nine categories including ‘Americas Firm of the Year’ in the Managing IP Americas Awards

Smart & Biggar is proud to share that the firm has been included on the shortlist once again for the Managing IP America Awards, reflecting our market leadership in Canada for IP services.

This year, Smart & Biggar is featured in nine categories by Managing IP earning more nominations than any other IP firm in Canada. We are especially honoured this year to be the only Canadian firm nominated for the ‘Americas Firm of the Year’ award.

Two of the firm’s Principals were also nominated for individual-level awards:

  • Mark Biernacki for Canadian Practitioner of the Year (Trademark)
  • François Guay for Canadian Practitioner of the Year (Copyright)

In addition to Americas Firm of the Year, our other ‘Firm of the Year’ nominations include:

  • Canadian Copyright
  • Canadian Patent Disputes
  • Canadian Patent Prosecution
  • Canadian Trademark Disputes
  • Canadian Trademark Prosecution
  • Canadian IP Boutique

These award nominations from Managing IP acknowledge the strength and leadership of our stellar team of lawyers, patent and trademark agents at Smart & Biggar, and we are proud to celebrate this recognition as IP leaders in Canada.

Managing IP will reveal all the Americas Awards winners, including Impact Case winners, during a gala dinner at the JW Marriott Essex House, New York City, on April 27.

The full shortlist of Managing IP Americas Award nominees is available online now.

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. Smart & Biggar operates as part of the IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms.