Mark Biernacki is a partner at Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office. With over a decade of experience, his practice spans all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs, in a variety of subject matter. Clients appreciate his considerable experience in pharmaceutical patent litigation, including under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Both plaintiffs and defendants have been successfully represented by Mark before the Trademarks Opposition Board, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Federal Court of Canada, and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has also successfully resolved many disputes through mediation and negotiation. Listed in Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Benchmark Canada as a "Litigation Star". Fellow of IPIC; member of International Trademark Association; member of the U.S. Subcommittee of the Parallel Imports Committee; former member of the Discovery Procedures Sub-committee of the Enforcement Committee (2010–2013); former member of the East Europe Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (2008–2009). BASc (Mechanical Engineering); LLB. Registered Trademark and Patent Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.