Welcome to SMITHS IP

IP Professionals

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.


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

Our Services


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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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

Practical Aspects of IP Webcast

For French speaking entrepreneurs, join in on a webcast about the practical aspects of IP on October 29, 2020.  Paul Smith will be presenting alongside Caroline Lefebvre of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

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The Battle of the “R US”

In a recent decision issued by the Federal Court of Canada, Mr. Justice McHaffie found that use of the trademark or tradename HERBS R US has the effect of depreciating...

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Covid – 19 Safety Plan: Smiths IP

During this unprecedented time in our current history, we continue to be committed in providing the best IP services and to do so in a safe environment for our staff,...

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