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This trademark blog and informational section of the website is meant to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about trademark searching, filing, and registration.

5 Steps to Register Your Trademark in Canada

Steps to Register a Trademark in Canada: Choose a strong mark Hire a trademark attorney Complete a comprehensive trademark search File your application Respond to CIPO requests Many US trademark owners see the benefit of Canadian trademark registration.  With its close proximity and millions of potential customers, it may make sense to begin your international […]

The Cost to Register a Trademark in Canada

As of June 2019, the cost to register a trademark in Canada has increased.  Registrants will now pay $330 for basic online trademark registrations, including one international class.  For each additional class of goods or services, the cost is $100.  For those filing through paper applications, a charge of $100 will be added. If you’ve […]

How to Use the Canadian Trademark Database

Obtaining an international trademark is an effective way to protect your brand.  If your international trademark strategy includes Canada, be sure to conduct a search on the Canadian trademark database before you file your application.  The Canadian Intellectual Property Office, or CIPO, provides a detailed tutorial on their website.  Read below to learn about the […]

4 Reasons to File a Trademark in Canada

As a U.S. trademark owner, you understand that the legal protections provided to you by a federally registered trademark in the United States are essential to protecting your brand and growing your business. Those protections, however, only apply to trademark disputes in the United States. To gain protections internationally, you must register with countries where […]

Canada’s June 2019 Trademark Law Changes – “Use” is No Longer Required and Other Highlights

Canada’s longstanding trademark laws are about to change. On June 17, 2019, Canadian trademark owners and applicants will see differences in how trademarks are approved, the cost to file, and the international application process, among other changes. The largest change to Canada’s trademark laws in recent history will better align with global trademark requirements and […]