Bereskin & Parr Ranked Gold for Canada and Fourteen Professionals Recognized in World Trademark Review 1000

February 20, 2020

Bereskin & Parr LLP is honoured with top-tier gold ranking for Canada in the 2020 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

As noted in WTR 1000 2020, “One of the premier IP boutiques, it has an outstanding reputation in Canada. The firm is highly professional and seems to maintain the highest standards for its practitioners.”

Congratulations to the following fourteen Bereskin & Parr professionals, for their inclusion in this year’s ranking:

  • Dan Bereskin
    • Luminaries
  • Jonathan Colombo
    • Enforcement and Litigation – Silver
  • Scott MacKendrick
    • Enforcement and Litigation – Silver
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Silver
  • Don Cameron
    • Enforcement and Litigation – Bronze
  • Mark Robbins
    • Enforcement and Litigation – Silver
  • Cynthia Rowden
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Gold
  • Janice Bereskin
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Silver
  • Susan Keri
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Silver
  • Brigitte Chan
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Silver
  • Jennifer McKenzie
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Bronze
  • Mina Chana
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Bronze
  • Meghan Dillon (New ranking in 2020)
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Bronze
  • Jonathan Burkinshaw (New ranking in 2020)
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Bronze
  • Terry Edwards (New ranking in 2020)
    • Prosecution and Strategy – Bronze


Here is the World Trademark Review 1000 analysis:

Bereskin & Parr consists of thought-leading practitioners who not only carry out top-class work but have also been instrumental in educating the nation about the recent amendments to the Trademark Act. “One of the premier IP boutiques, it has an outstanding reputation in Canada. The firm is highly professional and seems to maintain the highest standards for its practitioners.” Its contentious quartet of Jonathan Colombo, Mark Robbins, Donald Cameron and Scott MacKendrick is as strong as it gets. “When Colombo and Robbins are on the other side, you know it will be an interesting battle and there will be a real debate. They are solid litigators who are thoroughly knowledgeable on the law, understand the nuances really well and are excellent business advisers.” Additional litigation superstars at the outfit include Cameron, who carves a niche for himself in technology licencing, and MacKendrick, “who goes above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done. A personable practitioner and mentor, he is a leading light in the Canadian IP space.” On the prosecution side, Meghan Dillon, Jonathan Burkinshaw and Terry Edwards are fresh new additions to the guide this year. Brand protection sage Dillon goes the extra mile to advise clients on the management of their portfolios at home and abroad, while Burkinshaw excels in the fields of medical devices, computer software and personal care products. “Edwards really knows the law inside out and quickly gets to the heart of a matter. She is excellent at scaling advice to meet the needs of a particular project.” Sticking with prosecution, Mina Chana, Brigitte Chan, Daniel Bereskin, Janice Bereskin, Susan Keri, Cynthia Rowden and Jennifer McKenzie are Canadian trademark royalty. Kicking things off, Chana is a truly skilled prosecutor who delves deep into the subject matter, leaving no stone unturned. Chan “consistently delivers high-quality services. She provides thorough, well-reasoned advice every time and is extremely bright and diligent.” Founding partner Daniel Bereskin is a widely celebrated figure in the Canadian IP scene and handles portfolios for a who’s who of A-list multinationals, while co-leader of the trademarks practice group Janice Bereskin has been responsible for international fillings and portfolio management for start-up success story North Inc. Keri is another is the ranks who handles the management of large trademark portfolios across the widest spectrum of industries with aplomb. “Rowden is the doyenne of Canadian trademark law. At the very top of her game, she has more knowledge in the field than everyone else put together. With her finger always on the pulse, she is a real thought leader and a true force of nature.” Rounding up this illustrious list, McKenzie is a “sharp negotiator who knows the law inside out and goes above and beyond for her clients”.

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