55 Metcalfe St, Suite 900, PO Box 2999, Stn D, Ottawa, ON
Year called to bar: 1995 (ON)
Philip Lapin, one of Canada's leading trademark lawyers, is a principal in Smart & Biggar's Ottawa office and chair of the firm’s Trademark Operations Group. With more than 25 years of experience, Philip manages trademark portfolios and provides strategic advice 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 cancelation proceedings before the Trademarks Office. 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 StarsHandbook: Trademark & Copyright. Philip is a frequent speaker and author on a wide variety of trademark-related topics, including the "Canada" section of the INTA Country Guides, a Fellow of IPIC, Chair of the Canadian sub-committee of the INTA Non-traditional Marks Committee and former member of the Canadian Trademark Agent Examination Board, 2010–2013 terms. BSc Hons (Computer Science); BCL/LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.