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New cannabis practice group at Bereskin & Parr

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 1:19 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Bereskin & Parr LLP has added a cannabis group to its firm.

Among the issues the team will be able to assist clients with are patents, plant breeders’ rights, utility patents, trademarks, plain packaging, advertising and marketing, regulatory compliance and in-sourcing agreements.

Micheline Gravelle and Jennifer McKenzie are the co-leaders of the group.

Gravelle, managing partner at the firm, is also head of its life sciences practice group and chair of the firm’s executive committee. She focuses on assessing new technologies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide and conducting due diligence analysis on patent portfolios. Gravelle has experience in the field of chemistry, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology.

McKenzie is a partner and head of the regulatory, advertising and marketing practice group. In addition to her work in regulatory, advertising and marketing law, she has expertise in trademark prosecution and enforcement.