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Cleantech

We help companies 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.

Our services are complimented with lawyers and trademark agents with dedicated experience in advertising, packaging and labelling, competition and trademark law related to marketing green and environmental products. Specifically, we assist clients, secure and protect 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.

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

  • Wind power,
  • Solar power,
  • Biomass and biofuels,
  • Green building technologies,
  • Water and wastewater treatment,
  • Hydrogen fuel cells,
  • 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 provide:

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

 

Recent Articles

One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure: The Interaction of IP and the Right to Repair

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June 25, 2021

One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure: The Interaction of IP and the Right to Repair

First Canadian Patent Collective Aimed at Cleantech - Now Open for Business

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April 15, 2021

First Canadian Patent Collective Aimed at Cleantech - Now Open for Business

Substantiating Environmental Claims in the Cleantech Industry

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March 4, 2021

Substantiating Environmental Claims in the Cleantech Industry

Staking your Claim: Defining and Enabling your Invention to get a Priority Date

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March 2, 2021

Staking your Claim: Defining and Enabling your Invention to get a Priority Date

Fast-Tracking Your Green Technology at the Canadian Patent Office Has Never Been Better

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October 13, 2020

Fast-Tracking Your Green Technology at the Canadian Patent Office Has Never Been Better

Cleantech Research and Development Important for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

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October 8, 2020

Cleantech Research and Development Important for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

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Practice Group Leader

Isi Caulder Isi Caulder
B.A.Sc. (Eng. Sci.), M.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), J.D.
Partner
416.957.1680  email Isi Caulder
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