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.