R. Scott MacKendrick

R. Scott MacKendrick

B.A.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), LL.B.



About Scott

Scott MacKendrick is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP, a past member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and the past chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Scott’s practices cover all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on litigation. He has represented domestic and multinational clients in patent litigation in pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, mechanical and software technologies, and has considerable experience in trademark, copyright, industrial design and trade secret litigation, and in domain name dispute resolution proceedings. Much of his litigation experience has been as part of international teams fighting large multinational IP disputes. He also has an active practice before the Canadian Trademarks Opposition Board, and advises clients on trademark portfolio and dispute strategies.

Scott speaks frequently on a wide variety of intellectual property topics. He has also taught at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and at the University of Victoria, and was repeatedly an instructor at the McGill University-IPIC Trademark Practitioner Advanced Course. Additionally, Scott is an author of numerous intellectual property publications, including co-authoring chapters on the conduct of an IP trial in Intellectual Property Disputes, Resolutions and Remedies, on trademark opposition proceedings in the Canadian Trademark Law Benchbook, and on patent law essentials for IT in Electronic Commerce: A Practitioner’s Guide.


  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1985
  • B.A.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), University of Toronto, 1982


  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1987
  • Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1987


  • College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
  • Brands for a Better Society 2024-2025 Committee (INTA)
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