Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian IP law firm serving clients of all sizes, in a variety of industries, both domestic and international. The firm was founded in 1965 and has grown to be one of the largest IP law firms in Canada, with four offices located in major economic or technology centres. The firm is made up of more than 70 lawyers and patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognised as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The firm’s practice is comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of intellectual property, and its award-winning professionals – and the firm as a whole – are consistently regarded as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.
Bereskin & Parr’s patent practice is comprised of several specialised groups: biotechnology and pharmaceutical, software/high technology, mechanical/industrial, chemical, automotive and cleantech. The firm’s specialised patent groups assists clients in evaluating inventions and designs and preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and design applications in Canada, the United States and worldwide.
The firm’s litigation lawyers have a wide variety of technical backgrounds in science, engineering, biotechnology and computerrelated fields, and can present complex technical cases efficiently. Members of the group have extensive experience before the Supreme Court of Canada and federal and provincial courts and tribunals. The firm’s litigation professionals have handled domain name disputes in the courts and using the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers dispute resolution policy.
Licensing and transactions
Bereskin & Parr’s licensing and transactions professionals are well equipped to handle a wide variety backgrounds and knowledge in fields such as biotechnology, pharmacy, chemistry, computer science, electronics, entertainment and new media, as well as a deep understanding of national and foreign property protection, and experience in drafting and negotiating complex IP agreements.
Bereskin & Parr’s new media group consists of lawyers and agents who have backgrounds in technology and computer sciences, and experience of working in technology, entertainment, information and new media industries. Through their active participation in international associations and committees, the firm’s new media lawyers are always up to date on how legislative and judicial developments around the world are affecting how companies do business electronically, in both domestic and international markets.
Regulatory, advertising and marketing
The regulatory, advertising and marketing group at Bereskin & Parr provides comprehensive advice on the 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 on the way they market and advertise their products and services in Canada.
Bereskin & Parr’s trademark practice group is one of the largest and most experienced in Canada and many of its members are renowned in Canada and internationally for their work. The firm is experienced in creating and managing worldwide trademark portfolios, managing domain name registrations and dispute resolution, litigating trademark disputes and coordinating clients’ Canadian needs with international strategy. Clients represented by Bereskin & Parr receive a free trademark watching service for potentially conflicting, recently published marks in Canada.
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Philip C Mendes da Costa, Managing partner