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  • 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 »

  • Should you register your Brand Name + Logo together or separately?April 30, 2018

    I am often asked by business owners about whether they can or should file a trademark application for their brand name and logo together in one application. The first important thing to note is that each trademark application that is filed covers only a single trademark, so if you file an applicatio … Read more »

  • Importance of using your TrademarkMarch 31, 2018

    Obtaining the registration for your trademark is an important step in protecting your brand, but it doesn’t stop there. There is a requirement that the owner of a registered mark use the trademark in Canada. If you don’t use your trademark, your trademark registration could be cancelled/expunged fro … Read more »

  • Is your trademark already taken?March 13, 2018

    Is your trademark already taken? You have a great name for your new business & start branding your business cards, promotional items etc. with the new name. But did you check if someone else is already using that name? If someone is then your use of the name could infringe their trademark rights. Tr … Read more »

  • What can be registered as a trademark?February 27, 2018

    The most common marks that are registered as trademarks include business names, brand names, slogans, logos, designs or a combination of these (e.g. business name + logo). Restrictions on Trademark Registration In Canada, the following marks generally cannot be registered: a name and/or surname with … Read more »