OPPOSITIONSOppositions to pending trademark applications, which must be resolved before registration, are complex. Learn more. CANCELLATION PROCEEDINGSA trademark registration can be cancelled for non-use within the past 3 years, and for improper registration in the first place. AMAZON.CAAmazon.ca (Amazon Canada) and Canadian trademarks. Know your rights, and protect them. PRIORITYHow to claim priority to a non-Canadian application or registration. USEUse in Canada of a trademark is a fundamental concept in Canadian trademark law. DISTINCTIVENESSA trademark must not lack distinctiveness. Inherent and acquired distinctiveness are key concepts in Canadian trademark law. AGENTSHaving a trusted Canadian trademark agent of record for your applications and registrations is very important for many reasons. CONFUSIONA trademark must not be ‘confusingly similar’ to existing rights. Learn more about confusion, associated goods/services and channels of trade. RENEWALCanadian trademark registrations are for 10 years – a renewal is required each 10 years thereafter. ASSIGNMENTS AND TRANSFERSTransfer of ownership of Canadian trademarks using assignments and bills of sale. MARKINGProper marking of goods and services and correct use of the trademark is crucial to maintain your trademark rights. RENEWALCanadian trademark registrations are for 10 years – a renewal is required each 10 years thereafter.