Dan is a founding partner of Bereskin & Parr LLP and serves as a mediator and arbitrator for a variety of intellectual property disputes.
Dan is a Member of the Order of Canada (2020) and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1982.
Dan is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He has served as legal counsel to the INTA, been a member of the INTA Board of Directors, and received the INTA President’s Award in 2004.
Dan is the author of a number of publications including: The Canadian Law of Unfair Competition published by Thomson Reuters in 2020, International Trademark Dilution published annually by West Publishing, the Canada chapter of Famous and Well-Known Marks by Frederick Mostert published by INTA, and is the author of the trademarks chapter in Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions & Remedies by Ronald Dimock published annually by Carswell. He is also the author of over 50 articles dealing with various IP subjects.
Dan was inducted into the International Intellectual Asset Management Hall of Fame in 2014. He was awarded “Trademarks Lawyer of the Year” worldwide for eight consecutive years by Who’s Who Legal and identified as a Senior Statesmen in Chambers Global 2016. Dan has received IP World’s World Leaders International IP Award for Lifetime Achievement, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Managing Intellectual Property and is a Life Member of the Law Society of Ontario.