• International Country Code:

    CA
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT -04:00
  • Currency:

    Canadian dollar (CAD)

Trademark registration in Canada

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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Canada, as well as other trademark fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Canada.

  • Filing requirements in Canada

To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Canadian Patent Office with:
- application for registration;
- the trademark;
- list of goods/services;
- applicant’s details;
- filing fee.

Submission of the Priority Document is not usually required, however, Registrar may request the certified copy of the priority document, if priority of a trademark application is claimed.

No Power of Attorney is required when filing a trademark application in Canada.

  • Examination, publication and opposition to a trademark application in Canada 

The application process includes a formal examination, an examination for registrability and technical compliance with the Trade-marks Act and Trade-marks Regulations, and a search for prior trademarks on the register with which the applied for trademark may be confusing.

If there are not any new objections to the application, it is advertised in the Trade-marks Journal. After publication, any person may oppose a trademark application within 2 months from the date of advertisement of the application.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

Grant fee for a Canadian trademark must be paid within 6 months of the date of the Notice of Allowance. A Canadian trademark registration is valid for 15 years from the registration date. Trademarks may be renewed within a period of fifteen years from the day of the registration or last renewal. The trademark may be renewed within six months after the date on which the Registrar issues the late renewal notice, which is sent to the owner and his agent, if any.

  • Duration of registration procedure

In case of smooth registration procedure, an average processing time of a trademark in Canada from filing to its registration is approximately 12-18 months.

  • Use requirement

A trademark registration may be cancelled either by the Registrar or the Federal Court or at the request of a third party upon payment of the fee if the trademark is not being used during the latest three year period.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign trademark applicants, it is necessary to perform the trademark prosecution in Canada through a registered Canadian trademark agent.

  •  Note

Online database for Canadian Trademarks Search.

The information was verified by NEXUS LAW GROUP LLP on 05.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Canadian IP Laws

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