Mark Evans, managing partner of Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office, is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading trademark lawyers and a highly respected litigator. He has significant experience in all aspects of trademark law including trademark and trade-dress litigation, brand selection and clearance, trademark prosecution, oppositions and cancellations and licensing and merchandising. Mark has been successful in numerous high-profile, precedent setting cases and has twice been selected as Trademark Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada. Most recently, he was named Canada’s Outstanding Trademark Practitioner by Managing IP and Global Elite Thought Leader in Trademarks by Who’s Who Legal. Mark is listed annually in The Lexpert®/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, ExpertGuides, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, WTR 1000, The Legal 500 Canada and MIP’s IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright. Surveys, clients and colleagues describe him as "the best bar none” and “the ‘go-to’ lawyer” for trademark law. He has written extensively on IP law, is a frequent speaker and has taught at Osgoode Hall Law School. Fellow of IPIC. Member of INTA. BSc; LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1986.