Associate announcement

Bereskin & Parr Welcomes Associate Christie Bates

March 15, 2023

Christie’s practice focuses on licensing, protection, enforcement and acquisition of trademarks, copyright, and confidential information. She graduated from McGill University with a B.C.L. and L.L.B. and holds an HBA with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. Christie’s expertise encompasses trademark portfolio management, prosecution, and contentious work, as well as trademark and copyright litigation, copyright advisory work, and transactional IP work. She has managed complex cross-border trademark portfolios for franchises, represented clients in trademark and copyright infringement matters before the Federal Court, and negotiated and drafted technology and IP licenses and cross-branding agreements. Christie has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada: “Ones to Watch” for Intellectual Property in 2022 and 2021, as well as a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property from Managing IP in 2022.

To learn more about Christie’s practice, visit our website.

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm, with a global reputation as one of the largest, and most experienced in patent and trademark law. From four offices located in major technology and economic centres, the firm boasts more than 75 lawyers and patent and trademark agents as leaders in their respective fields, specializing in all aspects of IP. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.

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Christie J.C. Bates

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Law School

McGill University

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property