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How to Register a Trademark in Canada – Part Two

Part 1 of this series addresses the preliminaries of entitlement to registration and the requirements for filing a trademark application with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). Part 1 can […]

How to Register a Trademark in Canada – Part One

This article is part one of a series intended to discuss the process of registering a trademark in Canada.

On first principle, Canada is a “first to use” jurisdiction.

Although the first […]

CIPO Targets Timeliness and Efficiency in Trademark Applications

In an effort to accelerate the processing of trademark applications, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced sweeping changes to its examination system.

The truth is that backlog has plagued […]

Expedited Trademark Examination Now Available in Canada

Effective May 3, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is accepting requests for expedited examination of trademark applications.

Within recent years, CIPO’s turnaround time for examining new trademark applications has […]

Extensions of Time in Canadian Trademark Applications

Extensions of time in Canadian trademark prosecution are exceptional. The seemingly limitless ability to secure extensions in trademark examination is simply a thing of the past. Foreign counsel and domestic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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