Helping companies in the cleantech industry procure, license and enforce intellectual property.

Bereskin & Parr’s Cleantech practice group provides legal, as well as patent and trademark agency services to companies in clean technology, energy and environmental technology businesses. Our team includes lawyers and patent agents with engineering and scientific educational backgrounds and industry experience suited to clean and environmental technologies.

Specifically, we assist clients in securing and protecting their intellectual property in technologies that provide alternative or renewable energy, improve energy efficiency, use recycled materials and reduce natural resource consumption, pollutants, emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, and otherwise mitigate climate change. Our services are complemented with lawyers and trademark agents with dedicated experience in advertising, packaging and labelling, competition and trademark law related to marketing green and environmental products.

Cleantech group members are patent agents registered to act before both Canadian and US Patent Offices. We are distinguished from other firms in Canada by our incredible bench strength and experience in drafting original patent applications and managing worldwide prosecution and strategy.

Companies that would be interested in our Cleantech legal services are those that are managing projects in sectors that include:

  • Wind power
  • Solar power
  • Nuclear technologies
  • Biomass and biofuels generation, processing and use
  • Green building technologies
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Hydrogen fuel cells
  • Battery technology
  • Electric vehicles
  • Carbon capture and utilization
  • Waste diversion
  • Energy efficient motors, lighting & appliances and
  • Energy efficiency-related software

Our Services

The following is a list of services that members of our Cleantech practice group can provide:

  • Patent drafting & prosecution.
  • Patent searching.
  • IP audits.
  • Patent validity & infringement opinions.
  • Technology transfer and licensing.
  • Patent and trademark litigation.
  • Trademark searches & filing.
  • Review of green or environmental advertising claims.
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