Registering a corporate name or incorporating a business is not equal to or assure approval from the government to use that name as a trademark. The trademark needs to be registered separately if the business wants the sole right to use it. Additionally, the fact that a trademark is registered in Canada holds no value [...]
The trademark opposition process varies from country to country. In Canada, trademarks may be opposed within 60 days after publication in a special Trademark Journal. Any party that believes that it may be damaged by registration of a trademark, may file an opposition. Oppositions in Canada are handled by Trademark Opposition Board. It is an [...]
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 [...]
What Is the Difference Between Business Name and Trademark? Four names are often confused with each other. Each of these names is listed below with examples to clarify the differences between them: Business Name: a name under which the business is conducted, or certain services are provided, for example, Skype or Microsoft. Trademark: The difference [...]
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Absolutely, you can use your trademark without registration. However, you have to be mindful of similar trademarks. If you are using a trademark that is similar to another trademark, you may be sued for trademark infringement.
Yes, you can. There are no laws against you filing the trademark yourself. However, using a registered trademark agent will save you time and money (yes money). If you file incorrectly, your trademark may be refused and you will not get government fees back. Also, using a trademark agent will increase your chances of achieving [...]