Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property 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 patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognized as leading practitioners in their specialized 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. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.

People

Our professionals' backgrounds are as diverse as our clients. Bereskin & Parr lawyers and agents have educational backgrounds ranging from dramatic arts to computer science. Many of our professionals have backgrounds in civil, mechanical, electrical, computer and nuclear engineering, immunology, chemistry, biology, genetics and physics. The combination of these technical qualifications, paired with industry knowledge and in-depth patent and trademark law experience and expertise, allows us to offer a full range of intellectual property services while being sensitive to our client’s practical business needs and concerns.

Our firm and professionals are consistently recognized as being national and global leaders in the IP field by publications such as Expert Guides: The Best of the Best, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, PLC Which lawyer?, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Many Bereskin & Parr professionals have held prominent and respected positions within the IP community, such as

Member - International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Board of Directors
President - Canadian Association of The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI Canada)
Member - Canadian Patent Agents Examining Board
President - Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
President - Canadian Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)


Our professionals are frequent speakers at IP-related seminars and conferences around the world. We also write articles for well-known legal and industry publications, and contribute to leading journals on IP law. Several of our professionals have lectured on IP issues at law faculties of Canadian universities, and have been approached by media to provide their professional expertise on various industry issues.

Our professionals are privileged to be supported by dedicated and experienced staff who help to ensure that our work is always accurate and timely

Clients

Bereskin & Parr's direct clients range from small start-up operations and individual inventors to large Canadian and multi-national corporations, including Fortune 500 companies and some of the biggest intellectual property rights owners in the world. We serve all of their IP needs, including managing worldwide trademark and patent portfolios. The firm also represents universities, hospitals and research facilities, which have complex cutting-edge scientific and technological inventions.

Our clients' businesses include computer hardware and software, engineering and manufacturing equipment, biomedical, biotech and pharmaceutical innovations, agricultural inventions, telecommunications, retail services, clothing, food and consumer goods.

The firm's global reputation and strong commitment to customer service have allowed us to establish trusted relationships with leading foreign law firms around the world.

Diversity and Inclusion

As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Bereskin & Parr is pleased to announce that it has joined the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN).

LFDIN is a group of Canadian law firms who have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. Diversity and inclusion are core values of LFDIN members. We believe that valuing and enhancing diversity and inclusion will help us attract and retain the best talent and better serve our clients' needs in an evolving global marketplace. We support the LFDIN Statement of Principles, and undertake to practice and advance diversity and inclusion by:

Sharing ideas for the promotion of diversity and inclusion in connection with recruitment, retention and advancement within law firms
Working with Legal Leaders for Diversity and other general counsel law departments, business leaders and professional associations in their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion
Supporting outreach programs in law schools and the broader community
Promoting thought leadership and constructive dialogue on issues of diversity and inclusion
Evaluating our efforts

 

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Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property 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 patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognized as leading practitioners in their specialized 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. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.

 

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