55 Metcalfe Street Suite 900
PO Box 2999 Station D

ON K1P 5Y6

Trade mark star 2023



Practice areas:

Trade mark litigation
Trade mark office proceedings
Trade mark prosecution
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Oil & gas

Philip Lapin is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Ottawa office. He is the Chair of the Trademark Operations Group and is recognized as one of Canada's leading trademark lawyers. With more than 20 years of experience, Philip is responsible for managing and providing strategic advice concerning the trademark portfolios for many Canadian and multinational corporations. He has handled the clearance, prosecution and registration of thousands of trademarks, and has particular expertise in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Office. In addition, Philip files, prosecutes and advises clients with respect to all aspects of Canadian industrial design law and practice.

Philip is listed in World Trademark Review 1000, The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright.

Philip is a Fellow of IPIC and former Chair of the Trademarks Practices Committee. He is also a member of INTA’s Non-traditional Marks Committee and former member of the Canadian Trademark Agent Examination Board, 2010–2013 term.

BSc Hons (Computer Science); BCL/LLB (1992). Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.