Bereskin & Parr LLP

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property law firm serving clients across all industries around the world. Founded in 1965, the firm has grown to be one of the largest IP firms in Canada with Offices located in major economic and technology centers. Bereskin & Parr is made up of more than 75 lawyers and patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognized as leading practitioners in their specialized fields. 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. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.

Bereskin & Parr’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property, and includes the following practice groups:

Artificial Intelligence: The firm’s Artificial Intelligence practice group helps companies that are developing AI-based technology protect, license and enforce their intellectual property. The group provides legal, as well as patent and trademark agency services to companies that are developing core AI technology as well as those using AI technology to improve existing and create new products.

Cannabis: Bereskin & Parr has the breadth of experience to help growers, retailers and marketers protect their intellectual property. Our professionals keep clients abreast of regulations as they are released.

Chemical: The firm has strong technical backgrounds in the chemical and biochemical fields, along with graduate and doctoral degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical engineering.

Chemical AI: Bereskin and Parr’s Chemical AI Practice Group is dedicated to serving clients who are at the forefront of innovation in designing new molecules and materials, accelerating drug discovery, optimizing chemical processes, predictive modelling, data analysis and computational chemistry. Bereskin & Parr’s team members include both lawyers with advanced scientific degrees, as well as scientists with doctoral degrees, bringing a wealth of industrial, scientific, and legal experience.

Cleantech: Professionals in the Cleantech practice group have engineering and scientific educational backgrounds, and industry experience related to clean and environmental technologies, as well as experience in advertising, packaging green and environmental products.

Copyright & Digital Media: Bereskin & Parr’s Copyright & Digital Media practice group includes lawyers and agents who have educational backgrounds in technology and computer sciences, as well as in arts and communication and have experience working in the technology, entertainment, information and new media industries, and the educational sector.

Electrical & Computer Technology: Professionals in this group are trained as engineers or in the related physical sciences, and have experience with technology companies in technical, business and legal roles, as well as in building and managing valuable patent portfolios for entrepreneurial companies.

Industrial Design: Bereskin & Parr’s Industrial Design practice group has a keen appreciation for product and packaging design. Members of this group work with clients to ensure they understand the advantages and limitations of all forms of legal protection for designs, including when to turn to copyright and trademark rights in addition to pursuing design registrations and design patents.

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: Bereskin & Parr’s licensing and transaction professionals are well-equipped to handle a wide variety of matters, with technical backgrounds and knowledge in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, computer science, electronics, entertainment and new media, as well as a deep understanding of national and foreign IP protection and drafting and negotiating complex IP agreements.

Life Sciences: Bereskin & Parr’s specialized Life Sciences practice group brings together professionals with strong scientific backgrounds, which include graduate and doctoral degrees in immunology, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and human genetics, and experimental medicine.

Litigation & Contentious IP: Bereskin and Parr’s Litigation & Contentious IP professionals 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.

Mechanical & Industrial Process: The professionals in this group have a wide range of academic and industry experience, with degrees in mechanical and civil engineering, metallurgy, physics, chemistry and nuclear engineering, and expertise in drafting, prosecuting and licensing mechanical and industrial technologies.

Medical Technology: The Medical Technology practice group has multi-disciplinary expertise, allowing us to effectively protect our clients’ medical technology inventions with highly technical aspects, including mechanical, materials, chemical, electrical and/or software.

Patents: Members of the firm’s Patents practice group have expertise in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines and other technical areas, and assist clients in evaluating inventions and designs, and preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and industrial design applications in Canada, the United States and worldwide.

Privacy & Data Protection: The firm’s privacy practice group provides advice to help navigate increasingly complicated issues arising from the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

Psychedelics: The Psychedelics practice group provides the strongest intellectual property protection and guidance for those looking to protect their innovations in the psychedelics space.

Advertising, Marketing & Regulatory: This practice group provides comprehensive advice on issues relating to the promotion and sale of clients’ products and services and is committed to keeping clients abreast of the regulatory changes that impact the way they market and advertise their products and services in Canada.

Quantum Technologies: The Quantum Technologies practice group provides legal, patent and trademark agency services to companies developing quantum computers, quantum sensors, and other related quantum technologies, as well as those using quantum technology to improve existing and create new products.  

Trademarks: Bereskin & Parr’s Trademarks practice group is one of the largest and most experienced in Canada. This group advises clients on creating and managing worldwide trademark portfolios, trademark disputes, managing domain name registrations and dispute resolution, and coordinating its clients’ Canadian needs with an international strategy.

Lexpert-Ranked Lawyers
Daniel R. Bereskin
Daniel R. Bereskin
Year called to bar: 1964
Toronto, Ontario
Isi E. Caulder
Isi E. Caulder
Year called to bar: 1997
Toronto, Ontario
Noel A. Courage
Noel A. Courage
Year called to bar: 1997
Toronto, Ontario
R. Scott MacKendrick
R. Scott MacKendrick
Year called to bar: 1987
Toronto, Ontario
Stephen M. Beney
Mississauga, Ontario
Janice M. Bereskin
Toronto, Ontario
R. Adam Bobker
Year called to bar: 1997
Toronto, Ontario
Brigitte Chan
Year called to bar: 1998
Montréal, Québec
Wynnie M. Chan
Year called to bar: 2010
Toronto, Ontario
Mina M. Chana
Year called to bar: 2002
Mississauga, Ontario
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