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How Long Does Trademark Registration Last?

By Dave MacDonell on October 24, 2017

How Long Does Trademark Registration Last? Clients often ask us, “Once my application to register a trademark in Canada is allowed, how long does trademark registration last?” Well, by virtue of the Canada’s Trademaks Act, a trademark registration (Canada only) is valid for 15 years from the date of registration or the date of last […]

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The Trademark’s Rightful Queen

By Dave MacDonell on October 11, 2017

The Trademark’s Rightful Queen Headlines recently broke that Edmonton based bakery ‘Dauphine Bakery and Bistro’, formerly ‘Queen of Tarts’ Bakery has been found to have infringed another Ontario bakery owner’s trademark. In a previous blog post we discussed some of the advantages of holding a registered trademark. The Queen of Tarts story is a clear […]

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Trademark dilution maintenance – Don’t lose your “circle R”

By Dave MacDonell on September 25, 2017

This video by Velcro® explains the important concept of trademark dilution. Trademark dilution is what happens when your brand name becomes a generic term that no longer serves as a means of identifying the origin of a brand’s goods or services. Once you’ve registered your trademark, “Don’t lose your ®”

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How to Prevent Trademark Infringement

By Dave MacDonell on March 25, 2013

Prevent Trademark Infringement The first step in preventing trademark infringement is to monitor your trademark. Once you’ve obtained trademark registration in Canada, you will have to start being proactive about monitoring potential infringement. In doing so, you will: Check the CIPO trademarks journal on a regular basis to ensure that there are no competing trademarks […]

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How Long Does Trademark Registration Last?

By Dave MacDonell on March 20, 2013

How Long Does Trademark Registration Last? Clients often ask us, “Once my application to register a trademark in Canada is allowed, how long does trademark registration last?” Well, by virtue of the Canada’s Trademaks Act, a trademark registration (Canada only) is valid for 15 years from the date of registration or the date of last […]

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Is Your Trademark Eligible for Registration in Canada? – Part 4

By Dave MacDonell on March 16, 2013

Is Your Trademark Eligible for Registration in Canada Over the last few weeks, we’ve discussed the importance trademark registrability when selecting a trademark. First, we discussed the general concept of trademark registerability, and the various sections of the Trade-mark’s Act Canada dealing with prohibitions to trademark registrations. These sections of the Trade-mark’s Act Canada are […]

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Is Your Trademark Eligible for Registration in Canada? – Part 3

By Dave MacDonell on March 12, 2013

Is Your Trademark Eligible for Registration in Canada This is the third instalment in our ‘trademark registrability’ blog series. In the past two posts we discussed some of the provisions of the Trademark’s Act’s that could prevent registration of certain words or phrases. These provisions dealt with trademarks that contain names or surnames as well […]

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