2 02, 2018

In Whose Name Should I File My Trademark?

By | 2018-02-18T01:42:59+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let’s take a moment and think that you own a brand that you want to register either in your name or that of your company’s. Often individuals get stuck in this dilemma and refrain from the successive steps. Before getting into that, it is essential to get a clear idea of what a trademark is? [...]

23 01, 2018

Taking Advantage of the Trademark Classification & the Trademark Class Systems

By | 2018-01-23T20:59:52+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

Introduction Competition for finding newer and prospective markets for promoting a branded product or service is so fiercely intense nowadays that majority of brand promoters or owners are willing to indulge in trickery to an extent. In this respect, if you own a unique product or service and have been marketing it for quite some [...]

18 01, 2018

Can I buy someone else’s trademark?

By | 2018-02-18T01:39:30+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

If you’ve done it before, you’ll know that trademark registration can take a long time. A really lo-o-ong time. And nobody likes to wait, especially if you’re an Amazon seller and you needed your trademark yesterday. I’m often asked: can I just buy someone else’s trademark? Why do I have to go through the long [...]

10 01, 2018

Preserving High‑Yield Cannabis Strains in Canada is an Evolving Concern and Priority

By | 2018-01-18T18:13:32+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

Environmentally conscious investors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs are leaving no stone unturned in cashing in on the market for green cannabis. Towards this end, market players who fund, develop, cultivate and market the weed, and its numerous variants or derivatives should familiarize themselves with the nitty‑gritty of IPS (intellectual property rights) related with such produce. [...]

3 01, 2018

Trademarking marijuana and its products in the US and Canada

By | 2018-01-08T01:01:46+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Trademark, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Both in the US and Canada, the current view of business owners and entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry is that they cannot protect the brands they use or brand their existing products related directly or indirectly to cannabis or its by‑products. The belief may present itself as well‑founded, but it is inaccurate! These ‘marijuana marks’ [...]

17 12, 2017

IP Portfolio in M&A Transactions

By | 2017-12-20T18:19:08+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Assessing the Strength of a Trademark Portfolio -  A Helpful Guide Anita Mar, CEO, Trademark Agent. Trademark Angel Inc. Acquiring a trademark portfolio when a business is sold or when two businesses merge is often considered in only one regard - that of trademark protection. This means that the assets of this portfolio often go [...]

9 12, 2017

Understanding the latest changes to Canadian Trademark Law

By | 2018-01-18T18:02:22+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Trademark, Uncategorized|0 Comments

For several years, Canada continued to be among the select few developed countries that were not a signatory to global accords and agreements that enabled businesses to protect their brands by way of international trademark applications. But eventually, Canada took strategic measures for bringing into line its trademark regulations with international conventions followed by the [...]

28 11, 2017

What I have learned from being a business owner for 6 months

By | 2017-12-09T19:43:35+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Trademark, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A very warm hello from Anita Mar and Trademark Angel, and best wishes for the holiday season. As many of you may know, Trademark Angel began a mere six months ago. It’s been such a growing experience running my own company, and I wanted to thank you personally for being such an integral part of [...]

21 11, 2017

Steps To Follow When Starting Your Online Business

By | 2017-11-21T19:09:35+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Trademark, Uncategorized|1 Comment

You've grown weary of attending to your 9‑to‑5 job as you do not foresee any prospects of career progression. You are very keen to go it alone by starting your online venture as you have seen many of your colleagues and friends strike gold by following that route. However, you have absolutely no idea on how [...]

13 11, 2017

Death of a trademark. What are generic trademarks?

By | 2017-11-20T17:14:16+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Trademark, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ninth Circuit Court deems “Google” still protected by trademark law, not a victim of genericide Or: Lessons Trademark Owners Should Learn About “Genericide” Genericide: The death of a trademark. This may sound overly dramatic, but for a trademark owner, the loss of a trademark can be very serious business. Generic trademarks means that an owner’s unique and [...]