Dan Bereskin is the founding partner of Bereskin & Parr LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in Engineering Physics and Law, and was named Queen's Counsel in 1982.
Dan provides strategic planning and business advice relating to all aspects of intellectual property law. Dan is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), having served as Legal Counsel and member of the Board of Directors. Dan is a recipient of the INTA President's Award for his long-standing service to the association. Dan is the intellectual property judge of The Private Court, which provides mediation and arbitration services, and he is a mediator/arbitrator with ADR Chambers. He has also served as an advisor to the American Law Institute on Transnational IP Dispute Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgment issues. Dan is the first Canadian inductee into the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) IP Hall of Fame.
Dan is ranked in numerous publications such as The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Managing Intellectual Property, The Best of the Best Expert Guides, and PLC Which lawyer? For seven consecutive years, Dan was named as “Trademarks Lawyer of the Year" worldwide by Who’s Who Legal. In 2007, Dan received a Lifetime Achievement Award by WorldLeaders International IP Awards, in 2014 was admitted to the IP Hall of Fame, and in 2017 received an M.I.P. Lifetime Achievment award.
A frequent writer, he is the editor/author of International Trademark Dilution, a treatise published annually by West Publishing and Westlaw. He wrote the chapter on "Canada" in the book Famous and Well-Known Marks by Frederick Mostert, and is also the author of the "Trade-marks chapter" in Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions & Remedies by Ronald Dimock.