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Seize Your Opportunity to Acquire Exclusive Trademark Rights

About 70% of the value of a typical business is in its intellectual property. We have worked with several hundreds of businesses to help them decide whether they can adopt something as a trademark and thereafter to obtain exclusive trademark rights in Canada, the United States and abroad.

Registration of a trademark provides significant benefits including:

  1. nationwide protection across Canada for 10 years;
  2. priority rights in respect of applications in other jurisdictions;
  3. an assumed right to exclusive use of the trademark across Canada;
  4. an enhanced ability to enforce trademark rights in Canada;
  5. lower cost of enforcement;
  6. availability of monitoring for counterfeit products at the Canadian border by requesting the assistance of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA);
  7. public notice of your ownership by way of the Canadian trademark register;
  8. enhanced ability to license trademark rights in Canada to others;
  9. the creation of an asset on your company’s balance sheet;
  10. the ability to initiate domain name ownership disputes and register .CA domains; and
  11. exemption from the Charter of the French Language in Quebec.

Altogether, the benefits of trademark registration reward trademark owners by increasing the value of their brand and business and by providing stronger enforcement rights which better enables their business to grow.

Resolve Your Trademark Problem and Get Back to Business

If there's already a trademark dispute you’re dealing with, we're here to help get it resolved. We’ve helped hundreds of businesses resolve trademark disputes with competitors including by enforcing their trademark rights in court. We’ve also helped hundreds of businesses accused of infringement or facing a challenge to their trademark rights resolve the matter through settlement or by vigorously defending the action.

Your Initial Appointment

We offer a free 30-minute video or audio call to discuss what services we can provide to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. We’ll also advise you about the costs of those services—we use predetermined or flat fees for most services outside of litigation and negotiation services.

The appointment will give you a better understanding of your options and a clearer sense of how best to proceed based on your individual circumstances. As trademark registrations can be granted based on who is first to file an application, failing to act now could be fatal to your application. So don’t delay.

There is no obligation to hire us after the telephone appointment if you find that we are not the right fit. Similarly, if we don’t think we are the right firm for you, then we will help get you to the right lawyer for you.

Please call us during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) at 416-546-7303 or use our online scheduler to set a date and time for a telephone appointment or a Microsoft Teams video call. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to getting to know you better.

Not ready to speak to us? Be sure to check out our Intellectual Property Resources before you go.

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Check out our Intellectual Property Resources