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Trademarks protect the logos, designs, packaging, etc. that distinguish your brand from your competitors. Good Lawyers can ensure a quick, accurate filing that will protect your brand for years to come.
Weak or incomplete applications are likely to be rejected, allowing competitors to get their own trademarks in place before you.
The easy way.
A good lawyer can navigate the complicated application process much easier than someone who has never done it before.
Maximize your brand.
With trademark protection, your brand has a lot more value and can even be licensed or franchised for more profit.
Talk to a lawyer about your trademark goals and get their advice. You lawyer will then put together an application for you and file it with the federal government. This process can take 12 - 24 months.
1. Protected your intellectual property
Gain legal protection for your logo, brand name, design style, slogans, jingles, and more.
2. Secure across Canada
Trademarks provide federal protection for your IP, plus they're time stamped, so there are substantial benefits to registering early.
3. Comparatively effortless
Make the notoriously slow and difficult Trademark Registration process easy by hiring a good lawyer to do it for you.
Pick a time to discuss your Trademark needs with a lawyer.
Work with your lawyer to help them prepare your application.
Your lawyer will file your papers and tell you the results in 12-24 months!
There's no easier way to apply for a Trademark than with the help of an experienced lawyer. Build your business by protecting your brand, today!
Yes, absolutely. You can use the Goodlawyer platform to send messages and files. If substantially more communication is needed, your lawyer may request another call.
The government’s best guess is that it will take around 18 - 24 months. This depends on a lot of factors and you might get lucky and have a fully registered trademark in one year. The good news is that the day that an application is filed is noted by the office and there is retroactive protection provided in case something related to the Trademark happens before it is officially registered.
Competitors can oppose an application if they believe they own the trademark rather than you. In this case, both parties will have to file additional paperwork. The Good Lawyer that helped you file your initial application will be able to help you again if your application is opposed, but this will have additional costs.
Quite simply, there is nothing you can do other than modify your Application and try again. Generally, when an application is rejected, CIPO will provide some clarity as to why it was rejected and how it could be improved for a successful Application. Unfortunately, Goodlawyer makes no guarantees that your Application will be successful.
It is possible to register your own trademark, although it is an extremely complex Application and can be a very time consuming process. The main reason people tend to hire lawyers to register trademarks is that lawyers have experience and can work faster and more effectively than someone who is new to intellectual property. They also know things to look for that might give your application a better or worse chance of getting rejected.
Generally, no, you don’t need a local lawyer to file a Trademark Registration. Trademarks are protected at the federal level and there are no significant differences between the provinces. Most of Canada’s intellectual property lawyers are based in Toronto, so you will most likely be matched with lawyers based in Toronto.
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