Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

A deep tradition of unparalleled IP

Smart & Biggar has held a deep tradition of delivering unparalleled intellectual property services for more than a century.

Our firms’ roots date back to 1890, when the patent agency Fetherstonhaugh & Co. first opened its doors. The vision and energy of founder Frederick B. Fetherstonhaugh propelled the rapid growth of the firm during the early 20th century, with a client roster of industrialists and innovators in Canada and around the world. Within a few short decades, the firm expanded its banner and services under the closely related law practice of Smart & Biggar, founded by Russel S. Smart and Oliver M. Biggar.

Throughout our history, the two firms have operated in close union and our clients have benefited from the combination of our unmatched technical expertise and efficient IP agency services and exceptional legal advice and counsel within a single, full-service intellectual property firm.

Today, we continue the Fetherstonhaugh legacy and offer award-winning IP solutions to our clients under one common banner and name with legal, patent and trademark services offered by Smart & Biggar LLP and patent and trademark agency services through Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co.