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Canada Trademark Registration Requirements

Updated:2018-4-9 11:52:33    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:205

Canada trademark registration is filed by Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). The Registrar will give you the basic information you need to file an application so you can register your trademark. However, the Registrar cannot write your application for you, give you advice about whether your mark is "registrable", or do a search of trademarks for you. A registered Canadian trademark lasts for 15 years from the date of registration.

Who can apply for registration?
The Office of the Registrar of Trademarks (Registrar) does not register a trademark in the name of more than one person unless several people form a partnership or are working in a joint venture under law.

Tips Before You Apply
If you have not already done so, we suggest that you do the following before you start your application:

1. Refer to the Guide to Trademarks.
2. Review the trademark application process.
3. Consult trade-mark agents should you wish to hire a registered trademark agent to handle your file.
4. Search trademarks using the Canadian trademarks database.
5. Use The Goods and Services Manual to search for acceptable goods and services terms in Canada for trademark applications.

Tips After You Apply (in case filing a revised application)
You may have to file a revised trademark application after an examination report.

1. Use the revised form only if you have already filed a trademark application and have a CIPO filing receipt.
2. Do not use the form for revised applications for the Trademarks Opposition Board.
3. Certain application changes are not allowed.

Application Requirements
A trademark application that has the following will get a filing date and application number:

1. The name and address of the applicant;
2. A representation of the trademark (such as a drawing), unless the trademark is just a word or words;
3. The goods or services that the trademark will be or has been used for;
4. Either a statement of your intention to use the trademark or the date of when you first used the trademark in Canada;
5. Pay the application fee.

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