How to Oppose Somebody Else’s Trademark

During the trademark registration process, a trademark application is published so that any third-party who believes that they will be harmed if the application is registered can file an opposition to prevent that from happening. If no one opposes the mark during this time, the trademark will usually go on to be registered. But, how [...]

By |2019-11-01T15:32:51+00:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What to Do if Your Trademark has Been Opposed

If you are reading this article, you may have received notice that your trademark or trademark application is being opposed. This legal challenge is called a trademark opposition. A trademark opposition is a serious and complex legal process that challenges your right to register a trademark with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, US Patent and [...]

By |2019-10-15T18:56:12+00:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a Trademark Opposition?

New products and services become available, under new brands and trademarks every day. This inevitably leads to some trademarks being disputed and trademark opposition proceedings being initiated. A trademark opposition proceeding is an administrative proceeding, not unlike a civil lawsuit, in which one party opposes the registration of a trademark during the trademark registration process. [...]

By |2019-10-01T13:40:39+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overview of the New Trademark Law in Canada

After many years of being anticipated by those in the legal field and laypersons alike, sweeping changes to Canadian trademark law have finally come into effect. On June 17, 2019, Canada implemented changes to trademark law that, among other things, eliminate the use requirement for trademark registration. This is the biggest change to Canadian trademark [...]

By |2019-09-11T19:08:57+00:00September 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trademarks: Is The Standard of Distinctiveness The Same All Over The World?

The growth of e-commerce has led to many brands that would have only been available to a small area of the global market to now be available worldwide. This causes business owners many challenges. One of these challenges is how to produce, market, and protect a brand that will be sold in multiple jurisdictions across [...]

By |2019-08-18T17:02:12+00:00August 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Should I Register My Copyright?

Information on copyright law, rules, and regulations can often be intimidating, confusing, and complicated. The purpose of this article is to give you the basic knowledge you need to understand when and how copyright may exist in your creative works and why you should register your copyright. What is a Copyright? A copyright is a [...]

By |2019-07-02T14:45:16+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:32:03+00:00November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments