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Trademarks and Trademark Registration

Information about trademarks and trademark registration in Canada, including trademark search databases.

How to Select a Good Trademark
Your trademark is the most important asset your business will ever own. A good trademark will distinguish you from the competition and help you stand out in a crowd. A poor trademark will entangle you in legal disputes and blunt your marketing efforts. Learn how to select a trademark that’s truly distinctive with these trademark dos and don’ts from trademark lawyer Elias Borges.

"Trademark Registration in Canada"
The ins and outs of trademark registration in Canada, including what you can trademark in Canada, the trademark application procedure and how much trademark registration costs.

"Trademark Definition"
What is a trademark? This trademark definition explains how trademarks differ from trade names and what you can trademark in Canada.

Canadian Trademarks Database
Do a trademark search of this database to find out if you're unknowingly using someone else's trademark or to learn about competitors' products and services (Canadian Intellectual Property Office).

"Filing a Trademark Application (Form for Applicant)"
Document from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office explains the procedure for applying for a trademark, and includes a link to the must-read "Guide for Trademarks" and the Trademark application form.

"Guide To Trademarks"
Wnat to know what trademarks are, the trademark registration procedure, and how having a trademark can benefit your business? This booklet from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has the answers.

Trademark Agents List
You can search this list of trademark agents, maintained by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, by alphabet or by major centre.

"Protecting Your Idea"
Information on patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies from the Government of Canada Business Network website.

Trademarks FAQ
FAQ from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office gives basic information on trademarks, such as what trademarks are, and the trademark registration procedure in Canada.

Using Trade-marks As a Business Tool
An explanation of the difference between a trademark and a business name, and how having a trademark is an advantage to businesses (from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office).

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