Smart & Biggar


55 Metcalfe Street Suite 900
PO Box 2999 Station D
ON K1P 5Y6

+1 613 232 2486

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law. With offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary, and over 100 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents, we are also the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas. We have a history and tradition of providing the highest quality of IP advisory services and have filed more patent and trademark applications than any firm in Canada.  

Our decades of experience in intellectual property, combined with our deep knowledge and expertise across a wide range of technologies and industries, allows us to provide clients with clarity on opportunities and solutions to leverage and maximize IP. No other firm can claim a stronger track record of victories in intellectual property litigation for its clients than Smart & Biggar. We pride ourselves on providing clients with the rare combination of successful trial experience, deep subject matter expertise and sophisticated and practical skills and analysis.

At Smart & Biggar, we have the honour of working with many of Canada’s and the world’s most important innovators and brand owners. We are proud to have supported our clients on the road to market leadership — from start-up companies in emerging growth sectors to multinational corporations, as well as innovators at universities and other research institutions – advising them on their most critical and complex IP matters. We continuously invest in our client relationships, and many of our clients have entrusted us with protecting, enforcing and commercializing their IP rights. Whether we are advising an innovative manufacturer on patent strategy or infringement issues, providing counsel on brand protection and enforcement, or handling the IP aspects of a corporate transaction, we always ensure that our clients receive the full benefit of our unrivaled IP experience and expertise.

Since 1890, we have remained devoted to protecting our clients' intellectual property and technology assets, and advising clients on how to uncover and maximize available opportunities. We are committed to providing expert counsel and guidance to safeguard our clients’ competitive position and help them build and enforce strategic intellectual property and technology rights that will create more value for their business.


Last updated 20th September 2019

 From five offices across Canada, and through a worldwide network of associate firms, we offer the full complement of intellectual property services, across all practice areas:


  • Patents & Designs
  • Trademarks
  • Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Licensing & IP Transactions
  • IP Management & Strategic Counselling
  • Life Sciences
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Copyright & Media
  • IP Crime

To learn more, contact any of our five offices, or visit our website at

55 Metcalfe Street Suite 900
PO Box 2999 Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 5Y6 Canada
Tel: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440

1100-150 York Street
Toronto ON M5H 3S5
Tel. 416.593.5514
Fax 416.591.1690

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 3300
Montreal QC H3B 4W5 Canada
Tel: 514.954.1500
Fax: 514.954.1396

2300-1055 West Georgia Street
PO Box 11115
Vancouver BC V6E 3P3 Canada
Tel: 604.682.7780
Fax: 604.682.0274

Burns Building
301-237 8th Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2G 5C3 Canada
Tel: 587.887.9997
Fax: 587.887.9998