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Canada Trademark Application for Registration

Updated:2018-9-30 15:14:17    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:217

Canada trademark application for registration refers to file a trademark application with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) to get the mark registered. Trademarks can be one or many words, sounds or designs used to distinguish the goods or services of one person or organization from those of others. Trademarks come to stand for not only the actual goods or services a person or company makes, but also the reputation of the producer. Trademarks are very valuable intellectual property. A registered trademark is one way to protect your corporate image.

Registering your trademark with the CIPO protects your rights in Canada only. If you wish to sell goods or services in other countries, you should think about getting trademark registration(s) there as well. Tannet provide global trademark registration, should you have any need, our experienced consultants are glad to help.

Filing a Trademark Application in Canada
A complete application includes:
1. An application for registration
Your application is the main document in registering your trademark. You must file a separate application for each trademark that you wish to register.

2. A formal drawing
If your trademark is anything other than a word or words, then you need to include a formal drawing of the design when you file your application. The formal drawing should:
(1) be in black and white;
(2) include a description of the colour(s) if colour is a feature of your trademark.

Note: If you wish to keep your trademark registered, you must register your mark the way you will use it. In other words, you must not change it in any way, including changing the colour as you described them in your application.

3. Filing fee
When you submit an application to register a trademark, you must pay a filing fee (official fee).

Registration Process
1. Examination
When the Registrar gets your application, the mark goes into the examination process. Examiners do a thorough search of records to make sure that your trademark does not conflict with one already filed or registered. The trademarks examiner assigned to your file then reviews the search results and decides whether your application can be approved for advertisement.

2. Pre-publication search
Before a trademark is advertised in the Trade-marks Journal, the Registrar does a second search (pre-publication search) to make sure that no one has recently registered or applied for a trademark that would conflict with the one you want to register. If there is a conflict, the Registrar will tell you and ask for your comments.

3. Publication
If the pre-publication search does not show any new objections to your application, it will advertise it in the Trade-marks Journal. The journal is the official publication that lists every application that has been approved for advertisement in Canada.

4. Allowance and registration
If there is no opposition, or if an opposition has been decided in your favour, the Registrar will allow your application. You will get a notice of allowance and be asked to pay a registration fee. After payment, the Registrar to give you a certificate of registration and enter the trademark in the Register of Trademarks.

Once registered, a Canada trademark is valid for 15 years from the date of registration. You may renew it every 15 years after that for a fee.

Contact Us
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