WOODS LLP is the foremost litigation, arbitration and insolvency firm in Canada, recognised nationally and internationally for its expertise and success. Its team of attorneys — multilingual, trained in civil law and common law, dedicated to successful advocacy and understanding clients' interests — is known for its winning strategies and concrete results in high stakes disputes. The firm is proud of its reputation for having the talent and drive to handle the largest and most complex disputes, while remaining highly flexible, responsive and efficient.
Woods LLP acts for public and private companies, individuals and governments in corporate, commercial and administrative litigation, before all levels of courts and tribunals in Canada. It has a highly successful track record in disputes regarding corporate liability and governance, directors’ and officers’ liability, shareholders’ disputes, securities litigation, class actions, complex commercial agreements, as well as in strategic matters requiring urgent, injunctive relief. The firm also boasts an important practice in insolvency, employment law and defamation, as well as one of Canada’s only full-time international arbitration practices, representing clients and serving as arbitrators in international commercial and investment disputes.
CONSUMER LAW GROUP is a law firm with offices in Montreal and Ottawa, Canada.
We are actively engaged in complex litigation, emphasizing consumer protection, antitrust, drugs and product liability class actions.
Consumer Law Group’s experience and capabilities in these fields are based upon the talents of its attorneys, who are involved in numerous class action lawsuits.
We have worked in collaboration with several class action firms across Canada and the United States in files with a national and international scope.
Consumer Law Group is committed to practicing law with integrity and in an ethical and professional manner. We also strive to be good corporate citizens and to work with a sense of global responsibility.
LCM Attorneys Inc. is one of Montréal’s leading litigation boutiques, serving an impressive list of clients in a wide array of matters, including class actions, commercial litigation, shareholders’ disputes, securities law, professional liability, public law litigation, construction disputes, injunctions, arbitration and international matters.
Founded in 2014 by a group offivepartners from one of Canada’s premier national firms, LCM Attorneys now boastsnearly thirtylawyers renowned for their in-depth expertise, savvy, hands-on approach and creativity in crafting winning strategies and finding practical solutions to the most challenging legal issues.
The firm’s lawyers have earned the highest awards and are recognized by their peers for their expertise and the quality of their services. Members of LCM Attorneys’ team have been inducted as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), received the prestigious designation of Advocatus Emeritus (lawyer emeritus) by the Bar of Québec, and are consistently ranked among the best lawyers in their fields.
LCM Attorneys is proud of Benchmark Canada’s decision to recognizeelevenmembers of its team in its2022Edition: Bernard Amyot, Ad. E., Sébastien Caron Ad. E., Patrick Ferland, Olivier Fraticelli, David Joanisse, Marc-André Landry, Dominique Ménard and David Quesnelas Litigation Stars, as well as Julien Archambault, Marie-Noël Rochon and Nicolas Rocheas Future Stars.
Adding to its bench strength, LCM Attorneys can count on the presence of the honourable Joel A. Silcoff, one of the founding members of the Commercial Chamber of the Quebec Superior Court, who during his tenure on the bench presided some of Quebec’s most important commercial disputes and rendered several widely recognized landmark decisions, as well as renowned counsel Max Bernard, Ad. E.
Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada's leading firm for intellectual property law. With offices across Canada, and over 100 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents, we are the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas.
We specialize in asserting and defending our clients' IP assets to maximize their return on investments and preserve competitive advantage. Intellectual property rights - from patents, industrial designs and trademarks, to trade secrets, confidential information and copyrights - are critical business assets that need to be aggressively protected and enforced.
In high-stakes litigation, we know what it takes to win and we routinely handle Canada's most commercially important and technically complex intellectual property cases. Our lawyers possess a rare combination of successful trial and appellate experience combined with a deeply sophisticated understanding of technical subject matter and analytical expertise - resulting in victories at all levels. From start-up companies in emerging growth sectors to multinational corporations across a broad range of industries, we draw on our vast technical and legal experience to provide creative, effective andcost efficientenforcement and litigation strategies tailored to each client's unique situation and needs.
Smart & Biggar has received Benchmark's Award as Canadian IP Litigation Firm of the Yearfor six consecutive years.Our Practice Group has vast experience and success in all areas of IP litigation, including:
Patent Litigation & Enforcement
Trademark Litigation & Enforcement
Trademark Oppositions & Cancellation Proceedings
Industrial Design Litigation & Enforcement
Copyright Litigation & Enforcement
IP Crime & Anti-Counterfeiting
We know what it takes for our clients to win in high stakes IP litigation.
Some of our representative recent victories include:
Largest reported damages award in Canadian history for patent infringement at $645 million
The Dow Chemical Company et al v Nova Chemicals Corporation
Success in the Supreme Court of Canada - Abolishing the "Promise Doctrine" for patents
AstraZeneca Canada Inc v Apotex Inc.
Trial victory to protect Captain Morgan "trade dress" to block competitors and protect brand value
Diageo Canada Inc v Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc.
Precedent-setting decision on copyright infringement netting damages of $12 million
Nintendo of America Inc v King
Unprecedented site-blocking order requiring Internet Service Providers to impede access to piracy services
Bell Media Inc. et al v Goldtv.biz et al.
Defended the Pampered Chef “PC Logo” in trademark infringement battle with Canada’s largest retailer
Loblaws Inc v Columbia Insurance Company
Longstanding successful representation for Bauer Hockey in various trademark and patent infringement actions for over 25 years
Bauer Hockey Ltd v Sport Maska Inc dba Reebok-CCM Hockey
For over 100 years, we have remained devoted to protecting our clients' intellectual property and technology assets. Whether we are advising an innovative company on patent strategy or infringement issues, providing counsel on brand protection and enforcement, or handling the IP aspects of a corporate transaction, we provide clients with solutions to protect, enforce and leverage their IP.