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Daniel Hnatchuk

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Daniel Hnatchuk

  • Smart & Biggar LLP
Barrister and Solicitor
  • Trademark Agent

Skilled litigator works to defend diverse client interests

To help his clients defend their rights and protect their IP portfolios, Daniel focusses on intellectual property litigation, and regularly advises clients on patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design matters. Having worked with Canadian and international clients of all sizes and spanning a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, agrifood, chemical production and processing, and consumer goods and services, Daniel has never shied away from an opportunity to learn all the angles of a new case and work diligently towards the best outcome for clients.

He has found success in his appearances before the Federal Court of Canada and has been involved in high stakes matters at both the trial and appeal levels. Daniel also advises clients on strategies to help protect their IP portfolios, in respect of marketing and advertising, and in competition issues.

Personal connection is a key to passionate representation

Before law school, Daniel worked as a researcher in biochemistry and health science laboratories both during his graduate studies and while working as a researcher in university and government laboratories. As a result, Daniel appreciates the mindset of leading innovators and their personal connection to their inventions. He applies this perspective and his strong technical expertise to his litigation practice and his client relationships.

He is also a big music fan, even dabbling from time to time with songwriting, and brings an appreciation for the artistic process to his representation of creators, brand-owners and marketers alike.

Daniel enjoys being closely involved in Smart & Biggar’s summer and articling student programs, including recruiting, training, and mentoring our students to reach their full potential as future lawyers and agents at the firm. He has also co-authored a number of book chapters and articles, primarily on the topic of IP litigation.


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