Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service IP 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 centres. Bereskin & Parr is made up of more than 70 lawyers and trademark and patent agents, many of whom are recognised as leading practitioners in their specialised 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. Bereskin & Parr and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.
Commitment to clients
The firm's global reputation and strong commitment to customer service have allowed Bereskin & Parr to establish trusted relationships with clients of all sizes, from start-ups to leading international corporations and law firms around the world. The firm values their clients and their ideas and innovations.
With a full range of IP services, Bereskin & Parr professionals can apply a pragmatic business approach to each client's trademark matters in order to obtain results consistent with the client's business needs. The firm protects and enforces IP assets, providing dynamic IP portfolio management services that complement the client's business goals to maximise profits.
Depth & expertise
Technical qualifications, in-depth trademark law expertise and industry knowledge in a variety of disciplines allow Bereskin & Parr's professionals to draw on each other's experience and consult on files to ensure that clients receive the best possible advice and strategy on any IP-related issue. As a result, the firm has achieved an exceptional track record of providing creative, practical and cost-effective advice.
The firm's professionals are consistently recognised in leading publications and directories for their depth of expertise and top-tier services. Daniel Bereskin, founding partner of the firm, was recently recognised as a Senior Statesmen in Chambers Canada and has been added to the IAM IP Hall of Fame as Canada's first inductee.
A trusted adviser
Bereskin & Parr's trademark practice group comprises experts in various areas of IP law, including litigation, regulatory, advertising and marketing, copyright and digital media and IP management and strategic counselling. Our clients' industries span pharmaceuticals, computers, cosmetics, retailers, hotels, alcoholic beverages and clothing.
The firm's lawyers and trademark agents advise clients on creating and managing worldwide trademark portfolios, handling trademark disputes, managing domain name registrations and dispute resolution, and coordinating their Canadian needs with an international strategy – a competitive advantage when working on behalf of clients whose markets span the globe. Our clients range from small start-ups and individual inventors to large Canadian and multinational corporations, including Fortune 500 companies and some of the biggest IP rights holders in the world.
The protection of IP assets inevitably involves disputes over rights to that property. As a leader in IP law in Canada, Bereskin & Parr has achieved a reputation for efficiently presenting complex technical cases, with the management and effective resolution of such disputes. Regularly appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as the federal and provincial courts and IP tribunals, our litigation team has extensive experience in trademark litigation – along with negotiation and litigation of trademark, trade name, trade dress, unfair competition and comparative advertising disputes – and regularly acts on precedent-setting cases.
Two bills regarding trademark law in Canada were passed in 2014, with some provisions - primarily dealing with improved remedies to deal with counterfeit - being proclaimed in force in late 2014 and January 2015. It is too early to see if these amendments, passed as part of the Combating Counterfeit...