Janice Bereskin

Partner

Toronto, 416.957.1601

Practice Group(s)

Trademarks

Education

B.A., Western University, 1992

Qualifications

Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1998

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Leadership Development Committee
Presidential Task Force Committee Structure and Participation

Janice M. Bereskin

B.A.

Janice's practice focuses on Canadian and international trademarks. She has in-depth experience in search analysis, filing applications, oppositions, cancellation proceedings and portfolio management. Janice offers clients strategic advice for protecting and managing their trademarks in Canada and abroad.

Janice was a recipient of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Education Foundation Prize for achieving the highest mark overall in the Canadian Trade-mark Agent Examination. Janice also successfully completed the Intellectual Property Summer Institute (IPSI) program at the Franklin Pierce Law Centre.

Janice is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). She served on INTA's Board of Directors and co-chaired an INTA Presidential Task Force. In 2015, INTA honoured Janice with the Volunteer Service Award in the Advancement of the Association. Currently, Janice is a member of the Building Bridges Committee and is a Coordinator of the Programming Advisory Council.

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Janice Bereskin

Janice M. Bereskin

B.A.

Partner
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1601

Practice Group(s)
Trademarks

Education
B.A., Western University, 1992

Qualifications

Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1998

Janice's practice focuses on Canadian and international trademarks. She has in-depth experience in search analysis, filing applications, oppositions, cancellation proceedings and portfolio management. Janice offers clients strategic advice for protecting and managing their trademarks in Canada and abroad.

Janice was a recipient of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Education Foundation Prize for achieving the highest mark overall in the Canadian Trade-mark Agent Examination. Janice also successfully completed the Intellectual Property Summer Institute (IPSI) program at the Franklin Pierce Law Centre.

Janice is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). She served on INTA's Board of Directors and co-chaired an INTA Presidential Task Force. In 2015, INTA honoured Janice with the Volunteer Service Award in the Advancement of the Association. Currently, Janice is a member of the Building Bridges Committee and is a Coordinator of the Programming Advisory Council.

Articles

Speaking Engagements

As the World Turns—International Trademark Developments

INTA Roundtable
Toronto, ON
April 20, 2016

Janice Bereskin will be hosting the Toronto chapter's INTA Roundtable: As the World Turns—International Trademark Developments meeting on April 20th.

For more information please click here.

International Trademark Association

The XX Factor: Women and Trademark Law Webcast
Online Webcast - inta.org
December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time / 6:00 pm CET
Duration: 60–75 minutes

This 60-minute webinar highlights “rock star” women in trademark law, showcasing how they overcame challenges to achieve career accomplishments. Panelists will discuss suggestions on how to better retain and advance women IP lawyers in law firms. In addition, panelists will touch on the topic of the large number of women in trademark law, which has been thought of traditionally as “pink collar law.” 

Moderator
Jaime Rich Vining, Partner at Friedland Vining, P.A. (United States)

Speakers

  • Janice Bereskin, Partner at Bereskin & Parr (Canada)
  • Verena von Bomhard, Founder of Bomhard IP (Spain)
  • Kelly McCarthy, Partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP (United States)

Pricing:
Member: US $50
Student Member / Professor Member: US $25
Non-member: US $100

To register click here.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

137th Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
May 2 - 6, 2015

Dan Bereskin, Lloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Robert Storey, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Terry Edwards, Jonathan Colombo, Mark Robbins, Jennifer McKenzie, Victor Krichker, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte Chan, François Larose, Sharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon, Jonathan Burkinshaw and Lindsey Robinson will be attending the 137th INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego.

On Saturday, May 2, Scott MacKendrick will be on the North American panel at 11:15am as part of the “Course on International Trademark Law and Practice”. The course is designed to provide a comparative analysis of trademark law and practice in countries around the world. He will also be a moderating the table topic “Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement, Singapore Treaty and Use: Major Changes to Canada's Trademark Regime” on Sunday, May 3 at noon.

Janice Bereskin will be speaking on Sunday, May 3 between 2pm and 3:15pm with other INTA leaders as part of the informative and interactive session "CSU50 INTA Committee Selection, Membership and Involvement: Behind the Curtain". The session will discuss the diverse and valuable benefits associated with active involvement in INTA.

To learn more about INTA and for further information about the meeting, please click here.

IPO

42nd Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC
September 7 - 9, 2014

Bereskin & Parr will be sponsoring the Women in IP Networking Brunch on September 7th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Don Cameron, Jill Tonus, Micheline GravelleIsi Caulder and Adrienne Bieber McNeil will be attending the meeting.

In addition, Janice Bereskin will be one of the speakers in the Trademark session on “Endangered Trademarks: How to Save Your Brand”, which will cover a variety of topics related to protecting your brand; strategies to retain rights knowing changes are inevitable; potential risks of licensing a legacy mark; and modernizing your brand and protecting fluid marks.

Held in a major U.S. city every Fall, the annual meeting consists of educational and networking opportunities each year that bring together experts from the United States and abroad to discuss trends and recent development in IP law.

IPO is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology.

Click here to view the full program.

Event Attendance

139th Annual Meeting

International Trademark Association (INTA)
Barcelona, ES
May 20 - 24, 2017

Daniel Bereskin, Janice Bereskin, Jonathan Burkinshaw, Mina Chana, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Meghan Dillon, Brigitte Chan, Terry Edwards, Sharyn Costin, François Larose, Lloyd Sarginson, Jennifer McKenzie, Jonathan Colombo, Scott MacKendrick, Mark Robbins, Catherine Lovrics and Mark Robbins will be attending the 139th INTA Annual Meeting.

For more information about meeting, please click here.

Expanding your Brand in China: A Primer for Canadian Businesses

Bereskin & Parr
Webinar: 12 - 1pm EST
January 26, 2017

Join Bereskin & Parr Partners Janice Bereskin and Sharyn Costin on January 26 for an in-depth discussion with prominent lawyers from China about trademark issues for Canadian businesses doing or planning to do business in China.

Highlights include:

  • Important considerations for protecting and enforcing your brand in China. Is it ever too soon to think about trademark protection in China?
  • Common trademark and copyright risks and challenges and how to avoid them.
  • Navigating the intricacies of the trademark registration and opposition procedures in China.
  • Effective strategies for preventing and stopping counterfeiting activities in China.

Click here to register.

INTA Leadership Meeting

International Trademark Association (INTA)
Hollywood, FL
November 15 - 18, 2016

Daniel R. Bereskin, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Jonathan Colombo, Mark Robbins, Janice Bereskin, Mina Chana and Jonathan Burkinshaw will be attending the INTA Leadership Meeting in Hollywood, FL.

Registrants of this invitation only event will have many opportunities to network with fellow volunteers at various receptions and to work with committees to further the Association's objectives and goals.

For more information on this meeting, please click here.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

138th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida
May 21 - 25, 2016

Dan Bereskin, Lloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Terry Edwards, Jonathan Colombo, Jennifer McKenzie, Victor Krichker, Adam Bobker, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte Chan, François Larose, Mina Chana, Sharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon and Jonathan Burkinshaw will be attending the 138th INTA Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Speaking Engagements:

Saturday, May 21 2016
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Scott MacKendrick will be speaking the course International Trademark Law and Practice as part of the North American Panel

Sunday, May 22 2016
12pm - 2pm
Daniel Bereskin will be co-chairing the table topic session Trademark Confusion and Heuristics

2pm - 3:15pm
Daniel Bereskin will be speaking at the mock mediation session called Mediation Live! A Real-Life Mediation Experience

Monday, May 23 2016
8am - 10am
François Larose will be chairing the table topic session Lost in Translation: The Impact of Language Laws on Trademarks

Tuesday, May 24 2016
8am - 10am
Cynthia Rowden will be moderating the session Should TM registrations ever be granted or enforced if there is no use?

International Trademark Association

2015 Leadership Meeting
Panama City, Panama
November 17 - 20, 2015

Dan Bereskin, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Mark Robbins, Janice Bereskin and François Larose will be attending the 2015 Leadership Meeting.

To learn more about the event, please click here.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

135th Annual Meeting
Dallas, TX
May 4 - 8, 2013

Dan Bereskin, Lloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Robert Storey, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Terry Edwards, Jonathan Colombo, Jennifer McKenzie, Victor Krichker, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte Chan, François Larose, Mina ChanaSharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon, and Jonathan Burkinshaw are scheduled to attend.  

For more information go to: www.inta.org

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Board of Directors Meeting
Washington, DC
March 4 - 5, 2013

Janice Bereskin is scheduled to attend.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Advanced Trademark Symposium
Washington, D.C.
September 23 - 24, 2011

Janice M. Bereskin of Bereskin & Parr LLP co-chaired this event.

For more information go to: www.inta.org/Programs/Pages/11SymposiumOverview.aspx

Accolades

  • World IP Review: Leaders 2017
  • World Trademark Review 1000 2017
  • Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2016
  • Expert Guides: Trade Mark 2016
  • Who's Who Legal Canada 2015
  • 2015 INTA Volunteer Service Award
  • Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2015
  • Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015
  • Who’s Who Legal 100 2015
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law 2014
  • The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2014
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2011
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2010

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Leadership Development Committee
Presidential Task Force Committee Structure and Participation

 

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