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.

Category: IP Practice and Law

Protecting trademarks and designs hosted by WIPO and CIPO webinar 27 May 2021

Join Andy Chow of our office as he participates as a speaker on a webinar hosted by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) on...

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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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You can have a Great Idea, but can you “own” it?

Join us for this IP seminar on April 23, 2020, 16:30-19:00 at the Maison de la Francophonie in Vancouver, presented jointly by the Société de Développement Économique (C.-B) and the Association des Juristes d'Expression Française (C.-B.)

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"Small Change" in Industrial Design Fees

Interested in filing or maintaining an industrial design this year? Start checking under your couch cushions and in the pockets of your winter jacket.

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Trademark Law Amendments (Canada)

Two omnibus budget implementation bills (Bill C-31 in 2014 and Bill C-86 in 2018) will result in substantial changes to Canada’s trademarks regime.

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