Testimonials

“The Trademark Group handled the trademarking for my new start-up apparel company. I approached them after speaking with countless other firms which quoted exorbitantly high fees and made the process appear extremely complicated. As a start-up, I could not afford such high legal fees and did not want to get tangled up in a contract with a huge law firm who had no idea who I was. I needed someone who understood my situation, would work with me to find the right name for my company, and honestly have the best interests of my company at heart. Julie from The Trademark Group was a pro from the first contact I had with her and most importantly, was quick to understand my situation and explain (in plain english) what the trademarking process would entail. She also from the start laid out the fees involved, which are extremely reasonable, and was transparent about where each portion of the fee was going. She has been flexible to my needs and very responsive to my communications (emails, phone calls etc.). I have 100% trust in her and am very happy to have found such a great firm to work with! I would recommend Julie to anyone looking for legal services for trademarking and I will continue to work with her in the future. ” — Sara Young, Owner, Kitts Apparel
“I was extremely impressed with Julie MacDonell. She was knowledgeable, responsive and very detailed. I truly felt that she had my best interests at heart and look forward to working with her again in the very near future.” — Andrea Nicholson Chef/ Owner, Killer Condiments & Food Network Canada Host
“The clarity, comfort and concise information Julie MacDonell from The Trademark Group was able to give me after only one conversation was refreshing to say the least!  Having never before delved into the world of applying for a trademark, the big fear I had was doing something wrong.  Julie was able to put my mind at ease by going through all options thoroughly, and making 100% sure she had all the information she needed from me in order to guide me in the right direction.  She asked the questions I didn’t even realize needed to be asked!  It was a pleasure working with Julie and her team at The Trademark Group.” — Jocelyn Mercer
“Julie MacDonell and her team at the Trade-mark Shop have consistently provided me with top notch legal services at an affordable rate. Julie’s likeable nature combined with her professionalism make her a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.” — Dan Jacob Chief IDIA Guy, The IDIA Group, Co-Founder TEDx Toronto
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Julie for over a year and feel completely comfortable referring anyone looking for trademark work in Canada to her and The Trademark Group. Julie and her team provide exceptional value; they do top-tier work without the top-tier price tag. Julie is incredibly responsive, and understands the unique intricacies of Canadian IP law. I know that when I refer someone to Julie they are going to be well taken care of. Keep up the great work!” — Ryan Kaiser Partner, Intellectual Property Group, Amin Talati
“The team at The Trade-mark Shop was incredibly helpful as our company went through the trademark and copyright process. They were professional, responsive and always available to guide us through an otherwise confusing process. Most importantly, they took the time to ensure we had enough information to make informed decisions.” — Anonymous (large brand client in the human resources sector)
“The Trademark Group supported the trademarking of our May Be Me campaign to prevent violence against women and youth (www.maybemecampaign.ca). The timeline was tight and our budget was very limited, but Julie MacDonell worked with us to make it happen in a timely manner and gave us excellent, useful advice.” — Andrea Gunraj METRAC (the Metropolitain Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children)
“The Trademark Group helped us get our official SociaLIGHT trademark. It was great to work with them and they made it easy for us to understand and move forward with the whole process. Julie MacDonell has also helped us with other required legal documents and agreements and they are truly committed to serving the success of social entrepreneurs and leaders making a positive impact. If you need a trademark in Canada, this is a wonderful option to consider.” — Theresa Laurico Chief Visionary Officer & Founder, SociaLIGHT
“We are a small organization that felt lost in the world of trade-mark protection. The Trademark Group gave us sound advice and guidance in many areas of our work, giving us more than we expected, and making sure we felt supported. Highly recommended.” — Tanya Smith Bikes Without Borders
“Working with Julie at The Trademark Group has been a pleasure. Julie helped me negotiate a trade-mark infringement case and was instrumental in finding a positive outcome. The Trademark Group has also helped me register a new trade-mark and made the whole process easy and worry-free. I highly recommend this firm for any legal and procedural issues surrounding trade-marks, their registration, and the owner’s rights. This is a well educated and experienced team who are willing to go the extra mile for their clients.” — David Rumsey Owner, tech360
“We’ve worked with Julie and The Trademark Group for quite a long time, and can only say good things about them. They make trade-mark registration and filing really simple to do for anyone. Their lawyers are really good at explaining in plain terms all the legal jargon so that I can continue on running my business!” — Tegan Mierle Founder, Pilot Interactive
“I could not be happier with the service received from The Trademark Group. Julie MacDonell was not only knowledgeable and thorough, but extremely patient and understanding of the needs of a small business. Julie took the time to explain the process to me, which helped to make the right decisions for my business.” — Adjoa Duncan Owner, Prettysweet Cupcakes
“Julie MacDonell is an exceptional lawyer! She cares deeply about protecting and representing her clients. She takes the time to explain every detail of a contract. Her skills match her compassion, making her a rare gem in a competitive industry.” — Julie Daniluk Author, Entrepreneur & OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) Television Host
“Iʼve worked with many lawyers in North America and Europe, and Julie MacDonell clearly stands out as the smartest and the most dedicated lawyer of them all.” — Olivier Berger Co-founder, Wondereur Magazine
“The thing I really appreciate about Julie from the The Trademark Group is her ability to guide you thru the process. She cuts out the legal jargon to explain what is needed to be done. She is excellent in providing the necessary context for the application and in helping to craft same. I have worked with many lawyers and Julie stands out in her ability to relate to the business issue.” — Monty Richardson Co-founder, Bicycles for Humanity
“We had many worries and no knowledge of trademarking when we contacted Julie at The Trademark Group. Within a matter of hours she was able to alleviate our fears and also begin processing our file. We are quite happy with the service we received and were impressed with the company’s professionalism.” — Aaron Hoeflaak Owner/ Restauranteur, Celebrity Hotpot
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