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Trademarks

Trademarks constitute an important and valuable component of the assets of many businesses and companies. Bereskin & Parr’s Trademarks practice group offers unparalleled experience in all aspects of trademark acquisition, registration and enforcement, which ensure that our clients’ trademarks are managed and protected effectively and efficiently.

We are experienced in advising our clients on creating and managing worldwide trademark portfolios, trademark disputes, managing domain name registrations and dispute resolution, and coordinating our clients’ Canadian needs with an international strategy – a competitive advantage when working on behalf of clients whose markets span the globe. Our clients range from local businesses and Canadian companies with international trademark portfolios, to major multinational companies in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, computers, cosmetics, retailers, hotels and alcoholic beverages.

As one of the largest and most experienced groups in Canada, the team’s track record of creative, practical and cost-effective advice is reflected in our national and international reputation.

Our Services

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

  • Strategic advice on managing national and international trademark portfolios
  • Trademark infringement and counterfeiting litigation and settlement
  • Searching, clearing, filing and registering trademarks and domain names
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Negotiating and litigating trademark, trade name, trade dress, unfair competition and comparative advertising disputes
  • Providing transaction advice and due diligence in the evaluation and management of intellectual property in acquisitions, mergers, financings and bankruptcies
  • Negotiating and drafting licenses and franchise agreements
  • Advising on and conducting domain name disputes before the courts, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and other administrative tribunals
  • Advising on other trademark, confidentiality and unfair competition issues that arise in cyberspace and e-commerce such as linking, framing, metatagging and cyberstuffing
  • Advising on rights of personality and privacy
  • Our clients receive a free trademark watching service for potentially conflicting, recently published marks in Canada

 

Recent Articles

Encouraging Trends in 2020/2021 for IP Rights Holders Enrolled in Canada’s Border Protection Program

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April 6, 2021

Encouraging Trends in 2020/2021 for IP Rights Holders Enrolled in Canada’s Border Protection Program

Canadian Courts Confirm Narrow Protection afforded to Acronym Marks

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April 1, 2021

Canadian Courts Confirm Narrow Protection afforded to Acronym Marks

For the Want of a Nail – Copyright Claims Fail When Plaintiffs Can’t Show Ownership

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February 2, 2021

For the Want of a Nail – Copyright Claims Fail When Plaintiffs Can’t Show Ownership

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January 29, 2021

Is there Magic in those Mushrooms? Protecting Psilocybin and Other Actives from Magic Mushrooms

Infringement, Expungement, and No Damages – But Disgorgement of “Unlawful” Profits for Passing Off?

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January 5, 2021

Infringement, Expungement, and No Damages – But Disgorgement of “Unlawful” Profits for Passing...

New Year, New Trademark Fees

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December 17, 2020

New Year, New Trademark Fees

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Practice Group Leader

Janice Bereskin Janice Bereskin
B.A.
Partner
416.957.1601  email Janice Bereskin
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Webinars

IP Best Practices for Regional Innovation Centres
Spark Centre
October 16, 2020, Online
Understanding and Protecting Your Intellectual Property
George Brown
August 18, 2020, Online

Speaking Engagements

How to Win Unwinnable Cases
International Trademark Association (INTA)
April 14, 2021, Online
One-Hour Coaching Session for Start-Ups
Groupe 3737
March 25, 2021, Online