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Mitchel Fleming

Mitchel Fleming recently joined Hall Webber after having completed his articles with one of Canada’s most highly rated intellectual property firms.  He brings to his burgeoning entertainment law practice a wealth of experience working in the entertainment industry, having spent years recording and performing as a professional musician himself, as well as building a strong track record working with other industry professionals, including musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers.
 
In addition to growing his legal practice, Fleming also acts as the editor of an online satirical news publication and prioritizes teaching and publishing in the areas of law, technology, and the arts. He has been a guest lecturer at the McGill Faculty of Music and Memorial University of Newfoundland's Faculty of Music and has been published in several noteworthy Canadian publications including: the LexisNexis' Canadian Commercial Law Guide, LexisNexis’ Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada,  the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, and the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology (forthcoming).
 
Fleming has also gained valuable experience as the co-founder of a start-up in the nascent psychedelics industry where he worked to pioneer novel therapies utilizing psychedelics-assisted psychotherapy, while also working with a number of community groups, industry players and policymakers to advocate for greater access to psychedelic medicines.  Fleming has also participated in research initiatives in the cutting-edge areas of artificial intelligence ethics and the ever-evolving cryptocurrency and NFT space.
 
Having completed his law degree at McGill University in Montreal, Fleming is capable of supporting his clientele in both English and French.  Further, as an Indigenous person, Fleming makes it a priority to support those within Canada's Indigenous communities, whether that be through his legal service offerings or through volunteering. Towards this goal, Fleming has contributed his research efforts to a collaborative initiative between the Center for Intellectual Property Policy, the Government of Canada and Indigenous representatives seeking to better protect and foster Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expression.

 

EDUCATION

  • Articling Student: Bereskin & Parr (2021-22)

  • Juris Doctorate: McGill University (2020)

  • Bachelor of Civil Law: McGill University (2020)

  • Bachelor of Music: Memorial University of Newfoundland (2017)

ARTICLES

  • The Copyright Ownership Boomerang: Automatic Reversionary Interests in Canada

    • Bereskin & Parr · Mar 30, 2022

  • Ontario Government Launches IP Agency to Support Innovators and Increase IP Value

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology · Mar 18, 2022

  • Defeat of the Knight: No Moral Rights Infringement for Discounted Sales of Popular Series of Books

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology · Mar 17, 2022

  • The Devil is in the Details: Copyright Claim Struck for Failure to Plead “Written” Licence

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished in Lexology · Mar 11, 2022

  • No Harm, No Foul: FCA Reaffirms No Mandatory Correlation Between Statutory Damages and Actual Damages

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology · Mar 4, 2022

  • A Losing Venture: Cost-Revenue Analysis Has Producers of Illicit Pre-Loaded Set-Top Boxes Coming Out $38M in the Red

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology · Mar 4, 2022

  • 2021 Year in Review: Canadian Copyright

    • Bereskin & Parr · Feb 11, 2022

  • Seal of Approval from Federal Court of Appeal in Jewelry Design Case

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology · Jan 24, 2022

  • Doing the Wright Thing: When a Good Apology is All You Need

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology · Jan 5, 2022

  • Copyright Infringement: Damages? Statutory damages? Accounting of Profits? You must choose but...

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology · Dec 7, 2021

  • Federal Court Rules that Patent Agent Privilege Does Not Apply to Freedom to Operate Opinions

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology · Dec 6, 2021

  • Trend Hunters – Recent Developments in the Attribution Requirement for “News Reporting

    • Bereskin & Parr LLP // Republished by Lexology · Oct 22, 2021

  • Federal Court of Appeal Offers Further Guidance on Elevated Costs Awards

    • Bereskin & Parr LLP · Oct 1, 2021

  • The MAIEI Learning Community Report (September 2021)

    • The Montreal AI Ethics Institute · Sep 21, 2021

  • Federal Court of Appeal Provides Jolt to Voltage’s Reverse Class Action

    • Bereskin & Parr LLP // Republished in Canadian Commercial Law Guide (1 October 2021) · Sep 17, 2021

  • Multiple Lives for TRREB’S Multiple Listing Service: Claim for Copyright Infringement Survives Motion to Strike on Appeal

    • Bereskin & Parr // Republished by Lexology // Republished in LexisNexis' Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada · Jan 12, 2021

  • Report of the Workshop on Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Intellectual Property

    • Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), Commissioned by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) · Jun 2, 2020

  • Fixing the Odds: Designing Intelligent Loot Box Policy in the Canadian Context

    • University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review · Jan 1, 2020

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