We prepare and file trademark applications for the following subject matter that is acceptable for registration under Canadian law:
Standard Character Marks (Words, Letters or Numerals).
Moving Images (Motion Marks).
Colour (as a feature of a traditional mark or per se).
Three-dimensional objects (non-functional aspects of shapes).
Mode of packaging of goods (trade dress).
Positioning of a sign.
At least some clearance searching helps avoid filing an application for a trademark that does not meet the registration criteria and is unavailable because it is being used by another business. Consult our Resources page for useful databases of registered trademarks in Canada or elsewhere.
Our experience with litigating and settling trademark disputes and handling licensing matters and transactions gives us the insight to prepare trademark applications that are better able to survive an attack in a trademark dispute or pass due diligence when a trademark is sold or assigned to another business.
Our extensive network of international foreign associates helps us to clear trademarks and obtain registrations in the United States, the European Union, and beyond.
Our trademark application and registration services include:
Preparing and filing trademark applications in Canada.
Searches and opinions to assess whether a trademark is available for use and registration.
Trademark validity opinions and trademark infringement opinions.
Navigating Canadian trademark applications through the examination process, including responding to Canadian examiner's reports and registration.
Supervising the preparation, filing, prosecution and registration of foreign trademark applications via trusted foreign associates.
Advising on what steps your business needs to take to maintain its trademark rights.
Trademark portfolio services, leveraging our state-of-the-art deadline and reminder system.
To become a Trademark client, please contact: