Canadian Trademark Applications

What your Trademark Package includes:  
Canadian Trademark Application Filing $199

- Drafting and preparing the trademark application
- Review for technical issues related to trademark application
- Review of wares and services for compliance
- Filing of the trademark application electronically with CIPO

Canadian Government Application Fee $330

Other Products and Services
Review of Trademark & Company Name Search Report (6 page report): $79
Review of the Extended Trademark Report (80 Citation report): $99
Follow Up with CIPO Examiner for Revisions (2 revisions): $99
Priority Express Rush Processing – 1-2 business days processing of your Trademark application: $99
Trademark Total

Canadian Trademark Application Process
  1. Application. In Canada, a trademark is registered by filing an application with the Trademarks Office together with a non-refundable fee of $330 for each trademark applied for. It is possible to file an application for registration of a trademark that is not yet in use somewhere in Canada.

  2. Initial Examination. Within the following four months, the Trademarks Office examiners then carry out a search of trademark records for potentially conflicting marks. Should there be no apparent conflict, the examiners then make an initial determination as to the registrability of the trademark, assessing such characteristics as whether the trademark is "clearly descriptive" or "deceptively mis-descriptive". They will also decide whether the description of the wares or services complies with the regulations and is in normal commercial terms. The examiners advise the applicant of any adverse findings. Applicants may be required to submit revised applications.

  3. Approval. Once past the conflict search stage and initial determination of registrability and any revisions to the application the Trademarks Office will submit for Advertisement.

  4. Advertisement. The trademark information is published in the Trademarks Journal. Any interested party may then make representations to the Trademarks Office, such as filing an opposition against registration of the trademark owing to alleged confusion with an existing mark. Should this happen, opposition proceedings can, if successful, bring the application process to an end or otherwise delay the registration process for eighteen (18) months or more.

  5. Allowance. If the Trademarks Office receives no objection within approximately two (2) months of publication in the Trademarks Journal, the Trademarks Office issues a notice of allowance of the application for registration.

  6. Registration. To proceed to the final step of registration, a fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per trademark must be paid by the applicant within six (6) months of the date of the notice of allowance. Upon receipt of the registration fees, the Trademarks Office will issue a certificate of registration for each duly registered trademark.

Before submitting your trademark application, strongly suggests that you conduct a trademark search to review for possible conflicts with other trademarks.