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The Vital Role of Trademarking for Small Businesses

In today’s competitive business landscape, establishing a unique brand identity is crucial for the success and growth of any small business. One powerful tool that enables businesses to protect their brand and distinguish themselves from competitors is trademarking. Trademarks serve as a shield, safeguarding a company’s brand name, logo, slogan, or any other distinctive element […]

Can I be Sued if I don’t Register My Trademark?

Technically you can’t be sued for not registering your trademark. However, if you go into the market with a name, slogan, design or any other symbol that represents your brand, without making sure it has not already been trademarked, you could be sued for Trademark Infringement. If you step into the marketplace without carrying out […]

How long does it take to Register my Trademark in Canada?

If you’re new to the trademarking process in Canada, you may be wondering how long it takes to register your trademark in Canada. The length of time varies, but if you expect to register your trademark in hours, a few days or weeks, you thought wrong. Canada Trademark Registration Examination Canadian trademark registration can take […]

Will Bill 96 Affect my Non-French Trademark?

Will Bill 96 Affect my Non-French Trademark? On May 24, 2022, the Quebec National Assembly voted to pass Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (“Bill 96”). Bill 96 amends the Charter of the French Language (“the Charter”) in various ways. However, for the purposes of this blog, we will […]

Should I use a Trademark Agent or a Lawyer?

Now that you’re ready to register your trademark, you may be wondering who to contact to help you file your trademark application. Is it a trademark agent or an attorney? You may also be wondering what the difference is between a trademark agent and a trademark lawyer and the simple answer is cost. Trademark agent […]

Which Trademarks are not Registerable?

Everything you need to know about trademark registration Are you among those asking which trademarks are not registerable? Since you’re reading this, I believe you need answers. Well, worry no more because your search ends here. This article will take you through the various scenarios where your trademark will not be registerable so that you […]

Do you have to Carry out a Trademark Search before Launching your Brand?

Trademark Search

The first step to protecting your trademark begins with a comprehensive trademark search. You must conduct a trademark search before you go into the marketplace with your brand name, symbol, logo, tagline, or slogan. This search will determine whether or not your trademark is available to be registered and used in the jurisdiction you seek […]

Are Trademark Applications Public?

Trademark Application

Are Trademark Applications Public? Everything you need to know Suppose you want to conduct a Canada trademark registration or carry out the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark application; in that case, you need to remember that your trademark application and registration will be public records. Will my data be available to the […]

Are Trademarks Transferrable?

Trademarks transferrable

Are Trademarks Transferrable? Everything you need to know You might be in a situation where you must trademarks transferrable rights to another business or person. In this article, we’ll teach you everything there is to know about the trademark transfer process. When you successfully transfer the ownership of your mark permanently to another business or […]

Are Trademark Searches Free?

Trademark Searches Free

Are trademark searches free? The process of protecting your trademark (brand) begins with carrying out a robust trademark search. While most people will simply carry out a Google search, this isn’t enough. It is always recommended to hire a professional in the IP space to carry out an in-depth search.  IP professionals use very specific […]