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.

Our Services

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

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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Hockey Emotions Boil Over

The annual French Moot Court put on by the Association des Juristes Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique will be held on March 10 at the Vancouver Law Courts to showcase the involvement of francophones in the BC legal system. This year's scenario regarding hockey will be tried, entirely in French, by French-speaking lawyers before a French-speaking judge and a French-speaking jury. As an avid hockey player, Paul Smith will be participating as counsel.

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Equustek Case – US District Court overrules SCC?

On June 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada considered issues of comity, freedom of expression and extraterritorial effect and confirmed the order against Google, also noting that absent a showing that the order would compel Google to break U.S. law, the extra-territorial reach of the order was justified in the circumstances of the case.

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