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- What is Acquired Distinctiveness?
An objection to a trademark as being primarily merely a name (Section 12(1)(a) of the Trademarks Act) or as being clearly descriptive or deceptively misdescriptive (Section 12(1)(b) of the Trademarks Act) may be overcome if the Applicant can show that the trademark was distinctive as of the dating o … Read more »
- Trademark Changes take effect June 17, 2019
Trademark Changes take effect June 17, 2019 The new Trademark Act & Regulations will come into force June 17, 2019. The following are some actions businesses owners should take before and after this date. Additional details on the upcoming changes are discussed in the previous post Changes to Canadi … Read more »
- Why your Brand matters?
Why your Brand Matters? Stand out in the Crowd The marketplace is crowded. It is increasingly difficult for a business to stand out and distinguish themselves from other businesses providing the same or similar goods and/or services. Your brand is the key to differentiating your business from others … Read more »
- 4 Steps for Protecting your New Business Name
Protecting your business name is a priority for any new business. Learn what steps to take to protect your business name & when is the optimal time to register your business name as a Trademark. 4 Steps for Protecting your New Business Name 1) Is anyone already using the name? Conduct a search for y … Read more »
- Marketing & Trademarks
Marketing & Trademarks Trademarks are at the core of brand & marketing efforts, however Marketers & Trademark Lawyers/Agents typically have different views on what makes a good trademark. Definitions A trademark acts a source indicator for goods and/or services and distinguishes that source from oth … Read more »