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 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. 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.

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Nora Labbancz

Smart & Biggar

Law School

Queen's University

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property