Associate announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Nora Labbancz as Associate in Ottawa

September 20, 2018

Nora Labbancz provides strategic counselling and IP services to clients throughout the trademark lifecycle, including clearance, prosecution, opposition and enforcement.

In addition to representing clients before the Canadian Trademark Opposition Board, she also performs trademark clearance searches and provides availability opinions, prepares and files trademark applications, and prosecutes trademark applications before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

During her undergraduate studies, Nora received two awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Undergraduate Student Research Award to pursue research in glacial sedimentology, and the Collaborative Research and Training Experience Scholarship to carry out research in organic photochemistry. Additionally, Nora received the Hypercube Scholar Award for the presentation of her thesis titled, “Preparation of Silicone Elastomers via Boron-catalyzed Crosslinking.”

During her legal studies, Nora participated in an academic exchange at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading intellectual property firm, with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and have been serving clients for over a century. Smart & Biggar operates as part of the IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms.

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Nora Labbancz

Smart & Biggar

Law School

Queen's University

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property