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  • Copycat BrandsOctober 1, 2018

    Are you concerned about other businesses copying your business name and/or branding? You should be. Copycat brands do appear in the market, trying to capture business from the goodwill in your brand. They typically copy some or all of your branding elements, like your brand name, colours and/or logo … Read more »

  • Cannabis TrademarksAugust 31, 2018

    The Cannabis Act comes into effect October 17, 2018. Already this year, over 500 trademark applications were filed in Canada for cannabis related products and services. If you are starting a Cannabis business, you need to be aware of certain restrictions on the promotion of cannabis products and ser … Read more »

  • What is Trademark Confusion?July 31, 2018

    What is trademark confusion? A trademark (or trade name) causes confusion with another business’s trademark (or trade name) if the use of both trademarks in the same area (e.g. selling the same or similar products/services) causes consumers to believe that the two companies are the same or related. … Read more »

  • Business Name/Corporation Registration ≠ Registered TrademarkJune 30, 2018

    A business name registration or corporation registration does not give you registered trademark rights in your business name. Learn more about the differences between Trademark Registration, Corporation Registration and Business Name Registration. Registering a Corporation Once you have registered y … Read more »

  • Have you claimed your trademark?June 1, 2018

    Over 60,000 trademark applications were filed in Canada between April 2017 and March 2018 (Source: CIPO). Don’t put your brand in jeopardy and let another party register your trademark;  claim your trademark today! Trademark Registration Registering your trademark is both a defensive strategy and an … Read more »