Jeffrey Pervanas

Partner at Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP

A partner with Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP, Jeffrey Pervanas has practised exclusively in the area of intellectual property, including all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and design law, since the start of his career. Called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario in 1992, Mr Pervanas also qualified as a registered Canadian patent and trademark agent. He became a partner of the firm in 2002.

Prior to attending law school, Mr Pervanas completed a bachelor of applied science (engineering science) at the University of Toronto.

Mr Pervanas has successfully represented a number of multinational corporations to prosecute and obtain patents, trademark registrations and industrial design registrations in Canada. He has also prepared and prosecuted patent applications, trademark applications and industrial design applications for Canadian companies and inventors in Canada and internationally.

In addition to procuring intellectual property for various clients, Mr Pervanas also has extensive transactional experience involving drafting licensing agreements relating to intellectual property, particularly financial technology.

Over his 30-year career, Mr Pervanas has assisted several Canadian entrepreneurial start-ups that have created innovative products and services and generated employment opportunities in Canada and abroad. Mr Pervanas has also given presentations regarding IP protection to various business associations and given radio interviews to discuss changes in IP laws.

Quick facts

  • Barrister and solicitor, Province of Ontario, 1992
  • Registered patent agent
  • Registered trademark agent
  • LLB, Osgoode Law School, 1990
  • BASc (engineering science), University of Toronto, 1987

Client services

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Industrial designs
  • Copyright
  • Licensing of intellectual property (fintech)


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • INTA

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Law Society of Ontario

Firm details

Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP
Suite 1800
2 Bloor Street East
Toronto ON M4W 3J5

Contact details

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