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Mitchel Fleming

Part of Toronto's newest cohort of entertainment lawyers, Mitchel Fleming brings to his practice a wealth of entertainment experience.  In addition to years of recording and performing as a professional musician, Fleming has an established track record working with industry professionals in both French and English, including musicians, visual artists and filmmakers. Fleming also acts as the editor of an online satirical news publication.
In addition to growing his legal practice, Fleming prioritizes teaching and publishing in the areas of law, technology and the arts. Fleming has been a guest lecturer at the McGill Faculty of Music and Memorial University of Newfoundland's Faculty of Music. Fleming's scholarship has also been published in several noteworthy Canadian publications, including the LexisNexis' Canadian Commercial Law Guide and Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada, the McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology (forthcoming).
Fleming has also worked in a variety of areas, including Canada's nascent psychedelics industry, the practical and ethical challenges of artificial intelligence and the ever-evolving cryptocurrency and NFT space. Staying abreast of developments in the Canadian commercial landscape is critical to Fleming's professional success.
Lastly, Fleming makes it a priority to support those within Canada's Indigenous community, whether that be through his legal service offerings or through volunteering.



  • 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)


  • 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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