Hello everyone, this is a message for my fellow professionals, the Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Specifically, those accountants who continue to incorporate companies on behalf of their clients, which is in breach of their code of professional conduct and is illegal to boot. Now I’ve pulled this article out from the Chartered Accountants of
New business owners in BC are faced with many important decisions that will influence the direction and growth of their business. One of these decisions is determining which type of registration is best for your business moving forward. Many of you, if not the vast majority of you, will benefit from an incorporation. Depending on
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