Bereskin & Parr LLP
Intellectual Property & Media
Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property law firm serving a diverse portfolio of local, national and global clients. The firm has established a depth of legal talent and systems to service clients in every aspect of patent, trademark and copyright law and IP litigation.
As intellectual property becomes an increasingly integral part of the global marketplace, we help our clients recognize the potential value in their IP and capitalize on tools and expertise that may not have been identified and protected.
Bereskin & Parr lawyers and agents have educational backgrounds ranging from dramatic arts to computer science including civil, mechanical, electrical, computer and nuclear engineering, immunology, chemistry, biology, genetics and physics. Clients value this depth and breadth of expertise especially when drafting patents. We also draw on this wealth of in-house talent to advise on the more sophisticated technical aspects of client’s patent and trademark litigation issues.
Our experience with media clients extends beyond our core services. We understand the power of branding, the value of digital communication tools and the challenges of controlling an online presence. Matters involving digital and social media can be complex and often raise issues in a number of different yet overlapping IP related areas – including trademarks, copyright, regulatory, marketing, advertising and privacy. Through their active participation in international associations and committees, our digital media lawyers are always up-to-date on legislative and judicial developments around the world affecting how companies do business digitally, in both domestic and international markets.
IP & Media Services include:
- Preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide
- Searching, clearing, filing and registering trademarks and domain names
- Strategic IP portfolio development and management
- IP audits
- IP litigation
- All aspects of IP protection and exploitation in digital media, including protection of goodwill, data, confidential information, trade secrets
- Increasing brand exposure
- Privacy advice, including in relation to collection of personal information in various online environments and developing privacy policies accordingly
- Enforcing IP on social media sites, including through take-down and other complaint mechanisms