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Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1982 Registered United States Patent Agent, 1965 Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1964 Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1964 Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 1964 Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)
Dan Bereskin is a founding partner of Bereskin & Parr LLP.
Dan provides strategic planning and business advice relating to all aspects of intellectual property law. Dan is renowned throughout the intellectual property field in Canada and abroad, and is responsible for managing the trademark portfolios of major multinational clients.
Dan has served as legal counsel to the International Trademark Association (INTA), and as a member of the INTA Board of Directors. Dan is a recipient of the INTA President's Award for his long-standing service to INTA. He was named “Trademarks Lawyer of the Year” world-wide for eight consecutive years by Who’s Who Legal, received a Lifetime Achievement award by World Leaders International IP Awards in 2007, and is the recipient of a Lexpert Zenith Award in 2012. Dan was elected to the IP Hall of Fame in 2014, and in 2017, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award by Managing Intellectual Property.
Dan is the intellectual property judge of The Private Court, which provides mediation and arbitration services, and he is a mediator/arbitrator with ADR Chambers. He has also served as an Advisor to the American Law Institute on Transnational IP Dispute Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgment issues.
Dan is the author of more than fifty papers and articles on various intellectual property law subjects. He is the editor/author of International Trademark Dilution, a treatise published annually by West Publishing and Westlaw. He wrote the Canada chapter in Famous and Well-Known Marks by Frederick Mostert published by INTA, and is the author of the trademarks chapter in Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions & Remedies by Ronald Dimock.
Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES) Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA) European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) Institute of Trademark Attorneys (ITMA) Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) International Trademark Association (INTA) Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)