Philip Lapin is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Ottawa office. He is the chair of the Smart & Biggar’s Trademark Practice 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. He is listed in World Trademark Review 1000, 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; Former Chair of the Joint Liaison Committee – Trademarks, member of INTANon-traditional Marks Committee, and former member of the Canadian Trademark Agent Examination Board, 2010–2013 term. BSc Hons (Computer Science); BCL/LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.