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Madrid Protocol Trademark Applications: Foreign Trademark Counsel (and Applicants) Should Always Be In The Know!

Canada’s accession to the Madrid Protocol became effective on June 17, 2019. Since then, it has become a popular means of securing trademark protection in Canada.

The Madrid Protocol offers businesses […]

Use it or Lose it … Federal Court of Appeal Provides Clarity on What Constitutes Trademark “Use” for Services on the Internet

Use is a fundamental concept in Canadian trademark jurisprudence. The Canadian Trademarks Act (the “Act”) confers priority rights to the first user of a trademark and codifies the common law […]

How to preserve and protect your brand

Naming tips and DIY search strategies to make sure your brand is protected online

We’re in the middle of an economic crisis and for most of us, it’s been a crazy […]

Innovation needs an origin story, they said

Successful businesses don’t just pop out of the ether. Were that true, the world would be full of lazy (but rich!) entrepreneurs just sloth’ing around wallowing in their achievements, and […]

How to Do Your Own Business Name Search

You have an awesome business idea and a great name to match. It’s the perfect blend of creative and suggestive, and it speaks volumes to your target customers. Someday it […]

How 30 Free Minutes Can Change your Business

I offer a free 30-minute consultation to all new or potential clients.

This is not a sales call where I tell you how great it is to work with me (it […]

Ontario Craft Brewers Conference 2017

I will be attending the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference in Toronto today, and I couldn’t be any more excited!

The craft beer industry in Canada is exploding. There’s new brands appearing […]

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