Associate announcement

Bereskin & Parr Welcomes New Associate Martin Brandsma

September 21, 2020

Martin Brandsma is an associate with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the Litigation group. His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property litigation including patent law, copyright, trade secrets and trademarks. He has a broad range of clients including those in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, sound recording and collective rights management.

Martin graduated from the Juris Doctor program at the University of Ottawa. He also holds a Master of Science in Molecular Biology and an Honours Bachelor of Science (Genetics Specialization), both from the University of Western Ontario. His Master’s research focused on the design, production and optimization of novel therapeutic biologics particularly for the treatment of diabetes.

In 2016, Martin began a 9-month secondment as an associate counsel at an international organization representing the recording industry, located in London, UK. His work included supporting the in-house legal team and coordinating with outside counsel in various global jurisdictions to implement copyright enforcement strategies including criminal investigations, civil actions, and tribunal proceedings.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr, Martin was an IP litigation associate at an international law firm, where he practiced in all aspects of litigation.

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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Martin Brandsma

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Law School

University of Ottawa

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property