Did you just create a new brand? Invent a new product? Write a new book? There are many forms of intellectual property (IP) that can be registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). IP registration offers the owner exclusive legal rights and prevents unauthorized use. The infographic below explains the differences between the four primary
As of June 29th, 2018, there are currently 1,244 trademark registrations under opposition in Canada (as indicated in the Canadian Trademark Database). There are essentially two scenarios with respect to trademark opposition: Your trademark application is being challenged because the owner of a registered trademark believes the mark is directly infringing on their registered trademark.
So you just finalized your brand’s name and logo designs…but do they conflict with any current registered trademarks? According to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s IP Canada 2017 Report, 34,306 trademarks were registered in 2016. When a trademark is registered, it is protected by law from the misuse of others. The search engine on the Canadian
As a startup, how many logo variations have you created for your brand identity? Just one? Two? Three? Startups in today’s world have a plethora of options to market their brand. From social media websites to promotional items (e.g. t-shirts & pens), you can put logos practically on anything – even on microscopic nanomaterial! As
Entrepreneurs are generally familiar with this concept, but it’s worth repeating: if you want your business to grow, you need to delegate work to others. You should work on the business and not stay mired in the day-to-day operations. The Startup Mindset In the early days of starting your business, when you’re trying to turn