Bereskin & Parr


40 King Street West, 40th Fl
Toronto, ON, M5H 3Y2

Telephone:+1 416 364 7311

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Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property law firm serving clients across all industries around the world. Founded in 1965, the firm has grown to be one of the largest IP firms in Canada with Offices located in major economic and technology centers. Bereskin & Parr is made up of more than 75 lawyers and patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognized as leading practitioners in their specialized fields.The firm has established a depth of legal talent and systems to service clients in every aspect of patent, trademark and copyright law and IP litigation. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.

The protection of IP assets inevitably involves disputes over rights to that property. As a leader in IP law in Canada, Bereskin & Parr has extensive experience in litigation, and the management and effective resolution of such disputes. Our firm’s litigation group advises and acts in all types of IP cases, from simple disputes that require pragmatic negotiation, to major cases. We act for parties both large and small, from individual inventors and start-ups to international companies.

Our litigators have a wide variety of technical backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, electronics and computer-related fields, and are able to efficiently present complex technical cases. Members of the litigation group have expertise in the following areas:

Cannabis: Bereskin & Parr has the breadth of experience to help growers, retailers and marketers protect their intellectual property. Our professionals keep clients abreast of regulations as they are released.

Chemical: The firm has strong technical backgrounds in the chemical and biochemical fields, along with graduate and doctoral degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry and chemical engineering.

Cleantech: Professionals in the Cleantech practice group have engineering and scientific educational backgrounds, and industry experience related to clean and environmental technologies, as well as experience in advertising, packaging green and environmental products.

Electrical & Computer Technology: Professionals in this group are trained as engineers or in the related physical sciences, and have experience with technology companies in technical, business and legal roles, as well as in building and managing valuable patent portfolios for entrepreneurial companies.

Licensing & Transactions: Bereskin & Parr’s licensing and transaction professionals are well-equipped to handle a wide variety of matters, with technical backgrounds and knowledge in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, computer science, electronics, entertainment and new media, as well as a deep understanding of national and foreign IP protection and drafting and negotiating complex IP agreements.

Life Sciences: Bereskin & Parr’s specialized Life Sciences practice group brings together professionals with strong scientific backgrounds, which include graduate and doctoral degrees in immunology, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and human genetics, and experimental medicine.

Mechanical & Industrial Process: The professionals in this group have a wide range of academic and industry experience, with degrees in mechanical and civil engineering, metallurgy, physics, chemistry and nuclear engineering, and expertise in drafting, prosecuting and licensing mechanical and industrial technologies.

Medical Technology: The Medical Technology practice group has multi-disciplinary expertise, allowing us to effectively protect our clients’ medical technology inventions with highly technical aspects, including mechanical, materials, chemical, electrical and/or software.

Copyright & Digital Media: Bereskin & Parr’s Copyright & Digital Media practice group includes lawyers and agents who have educational backgrounds in technology and computer sciences, as well as in arts and communication and have experience working in the technology, entertainment, information and new media industries, and the educational sector.

Patents: Members of the firm’s Patents practice group have expertise in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines and other technical areas, and assist clients in evaluating inventions and designs, and preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and industrial design applications in Canada, the United States and worldwide. Advertising, Marketing & Regulatory: This practice group provides comprehensive advice on issues relating to the promotion and sale of clients’ products and services and is committed to keeping clients abreast of the regulatory changes that impact the way they market and advertise their products and services in Canada.

Trademarks: Bereskin & Parr’s Trademarks practice group is one of the largest and most experienced in Canada. This group advises clients on creating and managing worldwide trademark portfolios, trademark disputes, managing domain name registrations and dispute resolution, and coordinating its clients’ Canadian needs with an international strategy.

Quantum Technologies: The Quantum Technologies practice group provides legal, patent and trademark agency services to companies developing quantum computers, quantum sensors, and other related quantum technologies, as well as those using quantum technology to improve existing and create new products.

Artificial Intelligence: The firm’s Artificial Intelligence practice group helps companies that are developing AI-based technology protect, license and enforce their intellectual property. The group provides legal, as well as patent and trademark agency services to companies that are developing core AI technology, as well as those using AI technology to improve existing and create new products.

40 King Street West, 40th Fl
Toronto, ON, M5H 3Y2
T: +1 416 364 7311
F: +1 416 361 1398
Stephen Beney (Managing Partner)

6750 Century Avenue, Suite 101
Mississauga, ON, L5N 2V8
T: +1 905 812 3600
F: +1 905 814 0031
Stephen Beney (Managing Partner)

Waterloo Region
101 Frederick Street, Suite 1004
Kitchener, ON, N2H 6R2
T: +1 519 783 3210
F: +1 519 783 3211
Jason Hynes (Partner)

600, boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest
Bureau 2800
Montréal, QC, H3A 3J2
T: +1 514 868 0203
F: +1 514 868 0208
Brigitte Chan (Partner)

Updated March 2024