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.

Knowledge

We have in-depth knowledge and a broad range of expertise in all matters related to protecting, managing and enforcing intellectual property against infringement.

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Results

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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Understanding

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

Canada to implement the #Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement and Singapore Treaty

Canada’s legislation implementing the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty takes effect on June 17, 2019. While Canada will begin using the Nice classification, it will maintain the requirement to specify goods and services. Canada is also eliminating the requirement to declare whether and when the trademark was used in Canada.

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Significant Changes to Canadian IP Legislation

In the evening of October 29, the Canadian government tabled Bill C-86.  Mimicking the previous conservative government's approach, the so-called Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 is an omnibus bill containing very significant changes to IP legislation.

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IBM Stem 4 Girls And IPIC Annual Conference

Dana Turner-Ryan volunteered at the IBM STEM 4 Girls event during the IPIC Annual Conference in Vancouver on October 11, 2018.  The event brought together 30 girls in grades 7 and 8 to participate in a one day camp.

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