How do I register a trademark?

  • Registration takes ~ 1 year, $3000
  • Examination to determine if your mark is “confusingly similar” to another
  • Opposition period
  • Registration lasts 15 years (in Canada) and is renewable
  • Must continue to show commercial use of trademark to maintain it

Choosing a Good Trademark:

  • Should be simple and distinctive
  • Do a trademark search before choosing