Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Smart & Biggar tops Canadian listing with 4 partners named as WTR Global Leaders

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Mark Evans, François Guay, Christian Bolduc and Philip Lapin have been recognized among the world’s most notable trademark practitioners in the inaugural issue of WTR Global Leaders. With four partners listed, no other firm has more lawyers named in Canada than Smart & Biggar.

Earlier this year, Smart & Biggar was also recognized as an industry leader with a ‘gold tier’ ranking for Canadian trademarks in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). Smart & Biggar received praise as a “gold-studded outfit [in] a premier position to handle absolutely anything related to intellectual property”, and lauded for our “firepower” on the non-contentious side with the team “putting themselves in their clients’ shoes to provide commercially sound counsel” and on the contentious side as a place where “make-or-break disputes are the meat and drink”.

WTR Global Leaders is a ground-breaking new publication which brings together the world’s foremost law firm and corporate experts in trademark practice, allowing the wider community to benefit from their insight, experience and perspectives. WTR Global Leaders draws on their market-leading research projects, the WTR 1000 and WTR 300, to identify the ‘best of the best’ in trademark practice.

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