Using an unregistered mark, confers only limited rights and protections on the user/owner. Registration provides enhanced rights and advantages, including:
The cost and procedures related to applications for trade-mark registration in Canada are set out below.
Prior to investing time and money in developing a new brand or trade-mark, and before using a mark in business or making application to register, it is prudent to undertake searches and to have the searches reviewed by counsel. There are different levels and types of searches which may be appropriate, depending on the circumstances. Clients may also request a written opinion.
(Search Company Fees)
$500 – 1,0002
$500 - $1,0002
$1,000 - $1,5002
1 one day turnaround
2 for search and legal opinion
The following approximate fees apply for a single, straightforward trade-mark application in Canada. In the event of unanticipated complications, additional fees would be payable, based on the amount of time required to deal with the issues.
$500 - $1,000
$1,000 - $1,500
$500 / per office action
Please note that the process of obtaining registration can be relatively slow, normally between 15-20 months from application to final registration in Canada.