Starting June 17, 2019, the Canada Trade-marks Act will get a significant makeover that will impact the intellectual property assets of every startup, entrepreneur, and small business in BC. These amendments aim to streamline the Canadian trademark process and improve system infrastructure, to better align with international trademark law and standards. Whether your business currently
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is taking significant steps to help Canadian businesses expand to international markets through the modernization of Canada’s IP system. The CIPO will be joining three important international trademark treaties which will help Canadian businesses looking to enter or expand their presence in international markets. What Are These Treaties And
In CDSBC’s 2016/17 Annual Report, there are a total 3652 registered dentists in British Columbia. There are also 700+ dental clinics currently operating across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. With more practices entering the marketplace, how do you ensure that your brand identity and reputation is protected amongst the growing competition? We cover
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.