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Use – the concept of “use” in Canadian trademark law

“Use”: a fundamental concept Goods In Canada, a trademark is used in association with goods if, at the time of any sale of the goods the trademark is clearly marked on the packaging of goods or a bill of lading…

Canadian trademarks from US registrations

US –> Canada If you have a US trademark registration, getting a corresponding Canadian registration is usually remarkable easy and inexpensive. This is because much of Canadian trademark law and practice is very similar to US law. However, there are…

Trademark Searches in Canada

Canadian trademark searches come in 3 flavors: basic, better and best, and this is a case where ‘you get what you pay for’. A basic Canadian trademark search is a free direct ‘knock-out’ search of the trademarks register. This basic…

Trademark process flowchart

This flowchart explains the steps, timelines, and costs for registering trademarks in Canada in a downloadable and printable PDF format.

Basic Trademark Info: key info for people new to trademarks

 Contents What is a trademark? Why use a trademark? Why register a trademark? When to register a trademark in Canada – and when not to bother. What is a trademark? A trademark is a mark that distinguishes goods or services…

Intermediate Trademark Info: key concepts

Three types of trademarks. In Canada there are 3 types of trademarks: -Ordinary marks. -Certification marks. -Official marks. Most business trademarks are ordinary marks. Strictly speaking there is no such thing as a ‘service mark’ in Canada: trademarks may apply…

Advanced Trademarks Information

Table of Contents Unusual Features of Canadian Trademark Law No Nice. No Madrid Registration and Use Abroad Deadline for Filing Key Concepts in Canadian Trademarks Confusion Use Association Proposed Use Registrability Entitlement to Register First to Use not First to…

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