Meet our Canada: Intellectual Property Experts

Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm serving clients of all sizes in various industries, both domestic and international. The firm was founded in 1965 and has grown to be one of the largest IP law firms in Canada, with four offices located in major economic or technology centres. Bereskin & Parr is made up of more than 70 lawyers and patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognized as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The firm’s practice is comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of intellectual property law. Both the firm, and its award-winning professionals, are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.

Trademarks constitute an important and valuable component of the assets of many businesses and companies. Bereskin & Parr’s Trademarks practice group offers some unique advantages and services 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 team includes a large number of professionals who are consistently recognized for their top-tier trademark services by legal rankings and directories in Canada and internationally. This makes our group one of the largest and most experienced in Canada.

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.

The team at Bereskin & Parr has wide IP experience in the following industries:

  • computer hardware and software
  • engineering and manufacturing equipment
  • biomedical, biotech and pharmaceutical innovations
  • agricultural inventions; telecommunications
  • retail services; clothing
  • food and a full range of consumer goods

The firm's global reputation and strong commitment to customer service have also allowed us to establish trusted relationships with leading foreign law firms around the world.

Notable Cases

Bridgestone Corporation v. Campagnolo S.R.L., 2014 FC 37

Successfully represented Campagnolo S.r.L. in an appeal to the Federal Court by Bridgestone Corporation from an opposition decision in respect of Campagnolo’s application for the POTENZA trade mark. The TMOB rejected the grounds of opposition advanced by Bridgestone and the Federal Court dismissed Bridgestone’s appeal. Counsel: Donald M. Cameron and Megan Langley Grainger (Reported decisions: 2014 FC 37) (2014), (T-2242-12)

Allergan Holdings France SAS and Allergan Inc. v. ATA Medical International Inc. and Bornagan Laboratories Ltd.

Representing Allergan in a trademark infringement action relating to the JUVÉDERM trademarks. Counsel: Adam Bobker and Jennifer McKenzie (2013), (T-1110-13)

Anheuser-Busch, LLC and Labatt Breweries of Canada LP/La Brasserie Labatt du Canada S.C.S. v. Mark Anthony Properties Lt

Representing Anheuser-Busch and Labatt Breweries in a trademark infringement action relating to LIME-A-RITA and STRAW-BER-RITA trademarks of Anheuser-Busch. Counsel: Mark Robbins (2013), (T-1583-13)

Anheuser-Busch, LLC and Labatt Breweries of Canada v. Molson Canada 2005 and Coors Brewing Company

Representing Anheuser-Busch and Labatt Breweries in an action relating to trademark infringement and passing off of Anheuser-Busch’s GRAB SOME BUDS trademark by Molson and Coors use of WHY NOT GRAB SOME STONES and GRAB SOME STONES. Counsel: Mark Robbins (2013), (CV-13-00482257)

Canada Goose Inc. v. Sears Canada, Inc.

Representing Canada Goose in an action for trademark infringement and passing off against Sears Canada relating to CANADA GOOSE intellectual properties and CANADA’S BEST and SEARS APPROVED clothing bearing “Alpinetek” or “Weather Gear” logos. Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Catherine Lovrics (2013), (T-1820-13)

Cinque Moda GmbH and Cinque Fashion Inc. v. 130042 Canada Inc. c.o.b. as Cinque

Represented Cinque Moda and Cinque Fashion in an action for trademark infringement and passing off relating to the CINQUE and CINQUE COLLEZIONE trademarks. Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Meghan Dillon (2013), (T-985-13)

Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc. and AgaMatrix Inc. ats Tremblay Harrison, Inc.

Representing Sanofi-Aventis and AgaMatrix in a trademark infringement and passing off action relating to Tremblay Harrison’s HAPPY FACE DESIGN trademark and a counterclaim by Sanofi-Aventis and AgaMatrix expunging the HAPPY FACE DESIGN trademark. Counsel: Mark Robbins (2013), (T-264-13)

The Saul Zaentz Company v. Al Moudabber Food Concepts SAL

Represented the owner of the LORD OF THE RINGS trade mark in opposition and Federal Court proceedings with respect to the registration of the trademark LORD OF THE WINGS for bar and restaurant services. Counsel: Robert Storey, Jonathan Colombo, and Megan Langley Grainger (2013), (T-540-13)

Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc. v. 9015-6803 Quebec Inc. (One World Golf) et al.

Representing Arnold Palmer Enterprises in enforcement proceedings relating to ARNOLD PALMER intellectual properties. Counsel: Robert Storey and François Larose (2012), (T-713-12)

Coty Germany GmbH ats. London Drugs Limited

Represented the cosmetics company Coty in trade mark proceedings relating to the registration of Coty’s GET THE LONDON LOOK trade mark. Counsel: Cynthia Rowden (2012), (T-2291-12)

Dreamworks Animation LLC ats. Entechnevision Inc.

Acted for Dreamworks in a trademark infringement and passing off action brought against it relating to the trademark PUSS IN BOOTS. Counsel: Cynthia Rowden (2012), (T-321-12)

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