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Steven Garland
Managing Partner

Smart & Biggar

Steven Garland, Smart & Biggar

Over 25 years of experience in IP litigation of all types including: patent, trademark, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets, and competition law. Has appeared as counsel before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court and Court of Appeal, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Patent Appeal Board and the Trademarks Opposition Board. Named Best Lawyers' 2013 Ottawa Intellectual Property Law Lawyer of the Year. Named Canada’s 2013 Trademark Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada. Listed in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in Canada, LMG Life Sciences, Benchmark Canada, IAM Patent 1000 and several other internationally recognized directories. Fellow and past president of IPIC. Member and past president of the Canadian Executive Council for AIPPI. Member of CBA, AIPLA, The Advocates' Society (Ontario). Member of the Editorial Board of Intellectual Property Magazine. BEng (Chemical-Biochemical); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Professional Engineer. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1992.

Year Called to the Bar:1992 (ON)
55 Metcalfe St, Suite 900, PO Box 2999, Stn D
Ottawa, ON
Phone: (613) 232-2486
Fax: (613) 232-8440
E-mail: sbgarland@smart-biggar.ca

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