Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm, with a global reputation as one of the largest and most experienced in patent and trade-mark law. With four offices located in major technology and economic centres, the firm boasts more than 70 lawyers and patent and trade-mark agents as leaders in their respective fields, specializing in all aspects of IP. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently recognized as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.
The firm’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property, and has the following practice groups:
Patents:The firm’s patent practice is comprised of specialized industry groups: Life Sciences, Electrical & Computer Technology, Mechanical & Industrial Processes, Chemical, Automotive, Clean Tech and Medical Devices. Each group includes highly-skilled professionals with the appropriate education and experience required to best manage and protect our clients’ IP portfolios. Professionals in these groups advise on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, securing design patents, licensing, tech-transfer, transactions, due diligence, portfolio management and freedom to operate matters.
Trade-marks: Professionals in this group offer unique advantages and services which help to ensure that our clients’ trade-marks are managed and protected effectively and efficiently. The team is experienced in creating and managing worldwide trade-mark portfolios, managing domain name registrations and dispute resolution, litigating trade-mark disputes, and coordinating our clients’ Canadian needs with an international strategy — a competitive advantage when working on behalf of clients whose markets span the globe.
Litigation: Professionals in this group represent clients in some of Canada’s most important intellectual property cases. The firm’s professionals have appeared in courts across Canada from provincial courts and courts of appeal, to the Supreme Court of Canada. Before commencing any litigation, the team carefully reviews all options available to the client, including negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. When litigation is necessary, the strategy with the client is carefully planned, and clients are always treated as an essential member of the litigation team.
IP Management & Strategic Counseling: Bereskin & Parr offers a full range of IP Management & Strategic Counseling services, from protecting IP assets to assisting in the development and management of a growing IP portfolio. The team also advises on securing and commercializing intellectual property rights, drafting IP agreements, in addition to identifying and managing a strong IP portfolio that complements business goals, maximizes profits and offers a dynamic advantage in the marketplace.
Licensing & Transactions: Professionals in this group prepare well-drafted agreements that protect intellectual property assets to ensure successful business relationships with collaborators, business partners, employees, independent contractors, suppliers, investors, buyers or sellers. Our team structures deals that best protect our clients’ business interests around the world.
Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing: To complement our Trademarks practice group, our Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing practice group at Bereskin & Parr is committed to keeping our clients abreast of the regulatory changes that impact the way that they market and advertise their products and services in Canada. Professionals in this group advise clients on all IP issues arising from the marketing of a product, packaging and labelling advice, conduct Internet reviews, and counsel on matters governed by privacy or consumer protection legislation and regulatory agencies.
New Media/Copyright: Professionals in this practice group protect Internet and e-commerce-related trade-marks and copyright, handle domain name protection and related disputes, and advise on the protection of copyright and other entertainment-related IP rights. With educational backgrounds in technology and computer sciences, along with expertise in technology, entertainment, information, and new media industries, members of the group understand how businesses work, as well as understanding the laws that apply to them.