In Canada, trademarks are due for a renewal every 10 years from the date they are registered. Note: Different countries and states follow different protocols. EU and the UK require the renewal date to be counted from the date it was filed rather than the date it was registered. This is due to the period [...]
To maintain your trademark, it is crucial that it is put to use. In many countries, the trademark needs to be used within three years after it is registered. It will ensure that the trademark remains protected against cancellation for non-use and also from being challenged. Previously a trademark filed in Canada had to be [...]
To file an application for a trademark in Canada, the following information is required: The full legal name of the person applying for the trademark, or the full legal name of their business or company. The complete legal address of the person or entity applying for the trademark. The trademark you are applying for. Logos [...]
It is not always advisable to file your trademark application. The instances in which you should NOT submit applications are stated below: Trademarks may take up to 2 years to be registered. Due to this reason, Canada may not be the best option when trying to enter the Amazon Brand Registry. In case there [...]
Canadian Trademark Registration process is described in words as follows: 1. Trademark search We will do a trademark search and provide report (within 1-2 days). 2. Trademark filing Your application will be prepared and filed electronically on the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (within 1-2 days after final approval). 3. Trademark examination [...]
Trademarks are usually examined within 10-12 months from filing so we’ll have news from the Trademarks Office within this time. Either your trademark is going to be approved or we’ll receive a letter asking additional questions (office action). In either case, we'll promptly notify once it happens.
It typically takes 18-24 months to register a trademark in Canada.