Welcome to SMITHS IP

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SMITHS IP a boutique firm with more than two decades of experience licensing, litigating, and securing intellectual property. We’ve served clients of all sizes, from start-ups to global brands. In-house counsel, general counsel, and our network of foreign IP associates rely on us for in-depth expertise and knowledge in Canadian IP matters.

Applying Knowledge

We have in-depth knowledge and a broad range of expertise in all matters related to protecting intellectual property in Canada and enforcing it against copiers and infringers.

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Ready to Act

We pride ourselves in our ability to understand our clients’ context and objectives, and in responding quickly. We seek to maximize results efficiently and thoroughly.

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Personalized Service

Our seasoned lawyers and agents take the time to learn your business, understand your strategic objectives, and know your resources. This enables us to protect your IP portfolio and maximize outcomes.

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Latest News

IP Practice Management Software

SMITHS IP is pleased to offer you licensed access to our custom-designed suite of IP software systems.  The suite includes our TRACER IP files database, our RANX docketing system (which integrates with the database) and our paperless maintenance fee instructions and payment facility.

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On Copyright, Ethics and Attribution

Lawrence Chan will be a panelist on a seminar entitled “On Copyright, Ethics and Attribution: Interdisciplinary Collaborations Between Artists and Scientists”. The seminar is part of the 2018 Science Writers & Communicators of Canada conference being held in Vancouver from April 12 to 14, 2018. The conference brings together scientists, engineers, journalists, educators, and others interested in communicating scientific and technological developments to the general public.

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Vancouver Immersion (post -INTA)

On May 24, 2018, we are happy to be hosting IP associates worldwide in Vancouver, British Columbia on their swing through the Pacific Northwest after the International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. Apart from our hosting a cocktail reception, many foreign IP firms will be immersing themselves (!) in Vancouver culture with team dragon boating in the heart of the city.  If you are interested in attending, drop us a note or a line!

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