Industrial Designs

Bereskin & Parr's Industrial Designs practice group has a keen appreciation for product and packaging design. We understand the importance of visual appearance in marketing and branding. Our design law professionals work with clients to ensure they understand the advantages and limitations of all forms of legal protection for designs, including when to turn to copyright and trademark rights in addition to pursuing design registrations and design patents.

Our team includes professionals with a wide range of educational and industry experience and a thorough understanding of the protection that the Industrial Design Act offers our clients. Professionals have multi-disciplinary technical experience that enables them to effectively protect designs for goods as diverse as electronics, clothing and fashion accessories, automobiles, home furnishings and housewares, as well as various forms of product packaging. Our team is devoted to helping clients build, protect and enforce their intellectual property.

Our Services
The following is a list of services that members of our Industrial Designs practice group provide:

  • Drafting and prosecuting design applications worldwide, including preparing written descriptions, and drawings or photographs
  • Providing opinions on registrability, validity and infringement
  • Conducting due diligence investigations
  • Preparing and negotiating licensing agreements
  • Providing strategic advice on intellectual property portfolios
  • Performing prior art searches
  • Conducting intellectual property audits
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights

 

Recent Articles

Does the ‘on-sale’ bar still cover ‘secret’ sales? United States Supreme Court to decide

Article July 17, 2018

Does the ‘on-sale’ bar still cover ‘secret’ sales? United States Supreme Court to decide

AI in Focus – Autonomous Vehicles

Article June 4, 2018

AI in Focus – Autonomous Vehicles

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

Article May 15, 2018

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

Animated GUI Designs – Who’s Registering in Canada?

Article April 10, 2018

Animated GUI Designs – Who’s Registering in Canada?

A Radical New Way of Thinking about our Innovation Economy: Canada’s IP Strategy and the 2018 Budget

Article March 8, 2018

A Radical New Way of Thinking about our Innovation Economy: Canada’s IP Strategy and the 2018 B...

Carmela De Luca coauthors article in Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy published by Springer Nature, "Gene Patents in Canada: Is There a New Legal Landscape?” 

Article December 15, 2017

Carmela De Luca coauthors article in Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy published by Springer Nature,...

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Practice Group Leader

Robert Storey Robert Storey
B.A.Sc., (Metallurgy and Matl. Sci.), LL.B.
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