Industrial Designs

Members of Bereskin & Parr's Industrial Designs practice group have a keen appreciation for product and packaging design. We understand the importance of visual appearance in marketing and branding.

Our design law professionals 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.

Our Industrial Designs group includes professionals with a wide range of educational and industry experience and a thorough understanding of the protection that the Industrial Design Act offers our clients. Members of our group have multi-disciplinary technical experience that enables them to effectively protect designs for goods as diverse as electronics, clothing and fashion accessories, automobiles, home furnishings and housewares, as well as various forms of product packaging. Our team is devoted to helping clients build, protect and enforce their intellectual property.

Our Services
The following is a list of services that members of our Industrial Designs practice group provide:

  • Drafting and prosecuting design applications worldwide, including preparing written descriptions, and drawings or photographs
  • Providing opinions on registrability, validity and infringement
  • Conducting due diligence investigations
  • Preparing and negotiating licensing agreements
  • Providing strategic advice on intellectual property portfolios
  • Performing prior art searches
  • Conducting intellectual property audits
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights

All Practice Group members

Nicholas , Aitken Nicholas  Aitken
B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.)(Hons.), J.D.
Associate
416.957.1620
Toronto
Stephen, Beney Stephen M. Beney
B.Sc. (Physics)
Partner
905.817.6102
Mississauga
Adam, Bierylo Adam Bierylo
B.E.Sc. (Mech. and Matl. Eng.), J.D.
Associate
416.957.1621
Toronto
Adam, Bobker Adam Bobker
B.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1681
Toronto
Ken, Bousfield Ken Bousfield
B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1650
Toronto
Christopher, Bury Christopher Bury
B.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), J.D.
Associate
416.957.1174
Toronto
Isi, Caulder Isi Caulder
B.A.Sc. (Eng. Sci.), M.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), J.D.
Partner
416.957.1680
Toronto
Brigitte, Chan Brigitte Chan
LL.L., LL.B.
Partner
514.871.2920
Montréal
Noel, Courage Noel Courage
B.Sc. (Biochem.), LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1655
Toronto
Carmela, De Luca Carmela De Luca
B.Sc. (Hons. Biochem., Co-op), Ph.D. (Exp. Med.), J.D.
Partner
514.871.2929
Montréal
H. Samuel, Frost Sam Frost
B.A. (Eng. Sci.), M.Sc. (Nucl. Eng.)
Partner
905.817.6100
Mississauga
Matthew, Graff Matthew Graff
B.A.Sc. (Matl. Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
905.817.6107
Mississauga
James, Hinton James W. Hinton
B.Eng. (Mech. Eng.), J.D.
Associate
519.783.3215
Waterloo Region
Paul, Horbal Paul Horbal
B.A.Sc., M.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), J.D.
Associate
416.957.1664
Toronto
Jason, Hynes Jason Hynes
B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
519.783.3214
Waterloo Region
Victor, Krichker Victor Krichker
B.Sc. (Civil Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1699
Toronto
R. Scott, MacKendrick Scott MacKendrick
B.A.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1675
Toronto
Ian, McMillan Ian C. McMillan
B.Sc. (Math & Eng.), LL.B., LL.M.
Partner
905.817.6103
Mississauga
Philip, Mendes da Costa Philip C. Mendes da Costa
B.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1695
Toronto
Tony, Orsi Tony Orsi
B.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), M.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), MBA
Partner
416.957.1175
Toronto
James, Raakman James Raakman
B.Eng. & Mgmt. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
905.817.6105
Mississauga
Kevin, Shipley Kevin Shipley
B.A., B.E.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), J.D.
Associate
905.817.6108
Mississauga
Amrita V., Singh Amrita V. Singh
B.H.Sc. (Biology), J.D.
Associate
416.957.1167
Toronto
Timothy, Sinnott Tim Sinnott
B.S. (Physics), M.Sc. (Physics), LL.B.
Partner
519.783.3212
Waterloo Region
David, St-Martin David St-Martin
B.Sc. (Chem.), M.Sc. (Org. Chem.)
Partner
514.871.2922
Montréal
Robert, Storey Robert B. Storey
B.A.Sc., (Metallurgy and Matl. Sci.), LL.B.
Partner
514.871.2930
Montréal
Melanie, Szweras Melanie Szweras
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Genetics), LL.B.
Partner
416.957.1678
Toronto
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Industrial Designs

Members of Bereskin & Parr's Industrial Designs practice group have a keen appreciation for product and packaging design. We understand the importance of visual appearance in marketing and branding.

Our design law professionals 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.

Our Industrial Designs group includes professionals with a wide range of educational and industry experience and a thorough understanding of the protection that the Industrial Design Act offers our clients. Members of our group have multi-disciplinary technical experience that enables them to effectively protect designs for goods as diverse as electronics, clothing and fashion accessories, automobiles, home furnishings and housewares, as well as various forms of product packaging. Our team is devoted to helping clients build, protect and enforce their intellectual property.

Our Services
The following is a list of services that members of our Industrial Designs practice group provide:

  • Drafting and prosecuting design applications worldwide, including preparing written descriptions, and drawings or photographs
  • Providing opinions on registrability, validity and infringement
  • Conducting due diligence investigations
  • Preparing and negotiating licensing agreements
  • Providing strategic advice on intellectual property portfolios
  • Performing prior art searches
  • Conducting intellectual property audits
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights

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Authors: Cynthia Rowden and Jason Hynes

Upcoming Changes to the Protection of Industrial Designs in Canada

Authors: James Raakman and Christopher Bury

The Big Five (or Is It Six?) Are at It Again

Author: Sam Frost

Hanging up the Holiday Lights as IP Infringement?

Author: Noel Courage

 

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