How Canadian government fees will be calculated once your trademark is examined?

CIPO currently charges government fees per class: • C$330 for the first class (approx. $235), and • C$100 for each additional class (approx. $75). However, in Canada government fees are calculated differently from other countries even though they are charged per class. What does it mean? For example, let's say you filed an application in [...]

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What is a power of attorney? When do I need to sign a power of attorney?

A Power of Attorney, POA in short, is a legal document that authorizes an entity to represent or act for another person, usually, in the managing of the person’s property, business or private affairs. The former is called the Attorney or Agent whereas the latter is commonly known as the Principal. In Trademarks, a Power [...]

How often do I have to renew my Canadian trademark?

Trademarks in Canada have to be renewed every 10 years from the registration date. Note: this is different from many other countries, like UK or EU for example, where renewal period is counted from the filing date. Since Canadian trademark registration process is rather long, we can understand why the renewal period is counted from [...]

By |2019-12-25T17:49:45+00:00December 25th, 2019||0 Comments

When should I stay away from filing a trademark in Canada?

Sometimes filing your trademark application is not advisable. Please read below when you should not file in Canada. If you are trying to get into Amazon Brand Registry, Canada is not the best choice since trademark registration takes up to 26 months in Canada. If there is a similar trademark already or you are aware [...]

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How does the process work with Trademark Angel? What happens after I buy a trademark package?

There are 3 ways how you can proceed: Book an initial phone call with us. Here is the link. Ask for a free preliminary trademark search to get an idea whether your trademark can be registered. This is a basic search but if your mark is unregistrable, we’ll be able to tell you. Order your search [...]

Classification of Goods and Services in a Trademark Application (class headings)

Every trademark application must list the specific goods and services that the trademark will cover. Products belong to classes 1 to 34. Services belong to classes 35 to 45. Products are tangible, you can touch them. Services are intangible. Below is a rough classification (class headings) just to give you an idea of general categories  [...]

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