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Smart & Biggar’s Daniel J. Hnatchuk adds trademark agent to his qualifications

September 20, 2018

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Daniel J. Hnatchuk has written and passed the Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination and will now be registered to practice as a trademark agent in Canada.

Daniel’s practice focusses on intellectual property litigation, and regularly advises clients on patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design matters. Having worked with Canadian and international clients of all sizes and spanning a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, agrifood, chemical production and processing, and consumer goods and services, Daniel leverages his background in biochemistry to his clients’ advantage. He has found success in his appearances before the Federal Court of Canada and has been involved in high stakes matters both at the trial and appeal level. Daniel also advises clients on strategies to help grow and protect their IP portfolios, and in respect of marketing & advertising issues.


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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Daniel Hnatchuk

Smart & Biggar

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University of Ottawa

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