Mark Biernacki is a partner in Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh’s Toronto office where he has over a decade of wide ranging experience in intellectual property law with a focus on litigation and trademark prosecution.
Mark’s litigation practice spans all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs, in a variety of subject matter. He has considerable experience in pharmaceutical patent litigation, including under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants 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.
Mark also has expertise clearing, prosecuting and registering trademarks. He has provided strategic advice and developed, implemented and executed enforcement strategies for several multi-national companies with portfolios of well known trademarks. In addition, he has experience in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Office.
Mark has worked with small and large clients, including multi-national corporations, universities and governmental agencies. In addition, he frequently works with associate firms abroad to procure and enforce intellectual property rights in Canada.
Qualifications — Registered Trademark Agent 2000
Registered Patent Agent 2003