Effective January 1st 2022, all of the members of SMITHS IP are now practising as part of the firm Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP. Feel free to contact us at our new home and emails at Oyen Wiggs.

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IP Issues in the Food and Beverage Industries

Conference October 16 & 17, 2014 — Napa, CA Paul Smith will be presenting on the topic of Gray Market Control Using IP in Napa, California on October 16 and...

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How Many Ways Can You Say Johnny Football?

Johnny Manziel was a highly touted college football player at Texas A&M University– so highly regarded that he won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 and was given the nickname “Johnny Football”. 

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Class Changes

The federal government has proposed significant changes to the Trade-marks Act, including one change that could eventually lead to higher costs for Canadian trademark prosecution. 

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The BCCA takes a Peck out of Registered Trademark Rights

Owners of registered trademarks are granted powerful rights under the Trade-marks Act.

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Are Pirates Preferable to Trolls?

We’ve recently posted about patent trolls (Beating the Ugly Out of Trolls, 2013), including the adverse effect that they have on patent development and consumer costs, as well as some...

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