Mark Evans focuses on providing sophisticated trademark protection, management and counselling services. He has significant experience and expertise in all aspects of trademark law. Mark represents many of the world's most famous brand owners and personalities and is recognized as one of Canada's leading trademark lawyers. He has been successful in numerous high-profile, precedent setting cases and has twice been selected as Canadian "Trademark Litigator of the Year" by Benchmark Canada.
Mark has been consistently honoured by a wide range of leading Canadian and international publications, including The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal: Canada, World Trademark Review 1000, The Legal 500 Canada, and Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright.
Mark is acknowledged in the World Trademark Review as an "Experts' expert" in Canadian trademark law. He has written extensively within the field of intellectual property law, including within international publications such as Trademark World, Managing Intellectual Property, National Law Journal and the World Trademark Law Report. He has also co-authored the Trademark Litigation: Remedies and Procedures chapter of the IP Benchbook, which is an electronic textbook for the Canadian judiciary, published jointly by the National Judicial Institute and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Mark is a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, a member of the International Trademark Association, a member of the Legal Practice Resources Committee; former member and Team Leader of the Law Firm Committee; former member of the Canada Subcommittee of the Anticounterfeiting Committee; former Chair of the Trademark Use Subcommittee of the Internet Committee, and former Sub-Chair of the Internet Committee.
Mark is also managing partner of Smart & Biggar's Toronto office.