Search and Register Trademarks in Canada (2023)

🇨🇦 Detailed pricing for registered trademarks in Canada

Trademark Services in Canada
type servicePris (US dollars
Presentation, extra class99(Including public contribution)
Trademark Assignment/Transfer250
Response to Insubstantial Objectionslate 200
Response to major objections200-800
Address change120
Renovation, 1st class599
Innovation, extra class150
Design patent registration1299
Design patent registration (additional design)799

Prices are for reference only and are subject to change without notice.

Trademark registration process in Canada in a nutshell

registration requirements

  1. Name of the applicant
  2. Applicant address
  3. Description of the products/services that the applicant sells.
  4. brand details

Our Advice to Canada Trademark Applicants

  1. Be as accurate as possible in the description. The Canadian Trademark Office generally does not accept vague descriptions and will issue an Office Action requesting a more detailed description (i.e. service is most likely not accepted, you must list all products on which you use your trademark on plates, cups, bowls, etc.....)
  2. Be sure to use your trademarkIn factas it was registered. If you've changed a single detail of your logo, it's best to resubmit it. Usage is critical as only trademarks in use can maintain their protected status in Canada and the modified logo and the original logo are not considered the same.

Canadian trademark law does not allow the registration of a trademark in the name of two persons. However, this can be corrected by stating the name of the company they are doing business with, for example "Name 1 and Name 2 trading as [X]".

Our professional Canadian trademark attorney will prepare and file your trademark for registration in the country.

Our services



1st classextra lessonOfficial price included


registration request599 USD99 USDYes, 336 CAD in first class,
101 CAD for extra class


Brand research (word mark/logo)119 USD99 USDN/A


Trademark search (combined)189 US dollars189 US dollarsN/A

In Canada we offer the following services:

  • FastTrademark searchOnline: Our prices include government and legal fees
  • brand renewal
  • fire resistant
  • Defense of opposition or objections/office actions in Canada
  • fire allocation
  • Name change/address change

If you are interested in any of these services, do not hesitate to contact us.

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5 Step Procedure to Register a Trademark in Canada

  1. an official exam
  2. Judgement
  3. Revelation
  4. rate
  5. Dossier

Our lawyer will file your trademark within 5 working days.

Record duration

10 years from the date of registration. note thatto register your trademark, the trademark must be in use in Canada. Unlike in the US, you are not required to provide usage tokens upon acceptance of your trademark; however, you must declare that you are using your trademark in Canada on the products mentioned in the description.

The Canadian Trademark Office may require you to submit proof of use in the futureif there is an ongoing lawsuit regarding your trademark (someone has requested a cancellation of your trademark or you have decided to object to another trademark).

If you are unable to produce the samples, the mark may be canceled.

Note it downour rates for a registration application in Canada do not include a final registration fee. Prices are exclusive of legal remedies in case of opposition or objection.

Canada trademark search online

To search for a trademark in Canada, you can use the trademark database of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

You can also search for trademarks in Canada using a private accounttrademark searchcompany or a lawyer specialized in trademark law.

When looking for oneregistered trademark in Canada, it is important to do a thorough search to ensure that the proposed trademark does not infringe on any existing trademarks. This includes searching for similar trademarks currently in use or registered in the past.

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You can search the database byby entering keywords, phrases or the exact brand you are looking for. The database will show you all brands that match your search criteria, including registered, pending or abandoned brands.

You can also narrow your search by selecting different filters, such asbrand class, brand status, owner name and application/registration number.

📆 Brand renewal in Canada

Canada's Trademark Renewal Period

The validity of a registered trademark in Canada is 10 years from the date of registration.(previously it was 15 years). The trademark holder must renew the trademark in time, otherwise the trademark will expire 6 months after the expiry date. The Canadian Trademark Office (CIPO) notifies the trademark owner's representative of the imminent renewal of the trademark.

Trademarks can be renewed strictly 6 months before or after the renewal date

CA brand renewal calendar

The cost is $599 for one class, $199 for each additional class. The public contribution is included in the price. Additional costs to change the description according to the Nice classification.

Trademark renewal process

Please contact us atthe following formto apply for a trademark renewal. The process is quite simple, our attorney is your representative and will pay the renewal fees.

How to apply

Documents Required: No documents are required to renew a trademark in Canada. The only requirement is to pay the renewal fee.

How fast is the process?

The process takes about 1 month and a renewal certificate is issued.

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Possible problems during the renewal process

Problems are not expected and are possible. The process is simple.

What happens if the deadline is exceeded?

The grace period is 6 months, there is no additional charge for filing a renewal in Canada within 6 months of the due date.

    Official Trademark Office in Canada

    ADDRESS:Place du Portage I 50 Victoria Street, Sala C-114, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9
    Telephone:1 819 934 0544

    Canada Trademark Registration FAQ

    Are US (US) trademarks protected in Canada?

    US or more specifically US trademarks are not automatically protected in Canada. In Canada, trademark protection is obtained through the registration process with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

    A trademark owner who wants to protect their trademark in Canada must file a trademark application with CIPO and go through the research, publication and registration process, similar to the OAPI process.

    Can a US based company register a trademark in Canada?

    Yes, that's possible. You must appoint a Canadian trademark attorney or attorney to represent them throughout the process. The trademark attorney or agent submits the application and contacts CIPO on behalf of the company. The trademark attorney or agent submits the application and contacts CIPO on behalf of the company. If the company has an actual office in Canada, you can file the mark without hiring a lawyer.

    How do you register a logo in Canada?

    INregister a logo in Canadayou must follow the same steps as for registering a wordmark.

    1. Conduct a trademark search. Searching for a logo is usually more expensive if you hire a branding professional like

    (Video) CIPO Canada Trademark Search: Quick Name Search at the free Canadian Trademark Database

    2. Select Classes – Identify the classes of products and services your logo will be used on.

    3. Make an acceptable description of goods and services

    4. Submit the logo as a registered trademark

    How long does it take to register a trademark in Canada?

    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office typically takes 12 to 18 months to process a trademark application from the time it is filed. However, it may take longer if there are problems with the application or if there are objections from third parties.

    How Much Does a Trademark Cost in Canada?

    US$579 per class with (CAD 336 including government fee), US$99 per additional class (101 CAD including government fee).

    Do you need a trademark attorney in Canada?

    Using a Canadian trademark attorney can be beneficial in a number of ways. Here are some reasons why you should consider engaging a trademark attorney:

    • Knowledge and experience: Trademark agents are experts in trademark law and the registration process, so they can help you navigate the complex legal requirements and ensure your application is complete and compliant.
    • Greater chance of success: Trademark agents are well versed in the types of brands likely to be approved and can help you choose a strong, clear brand that is more likely to be registered.
    • Save time:Trademark agents can handle the entire registration process for you, saving you time and allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business.
    • Economic:Hiring a trademark attorney can save you money in the long run.avoid costly mistakes and reduce the chance of your application being rejected.

    It's worth noting that using a trademark attorney is not mandatory (if you're in Canada), but is recommended to ensure you meet legal requirements and increase your chances of success.

    How do you register an image in Canada?

    In Canada, you can register an image as a trademark with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.(CIPO). Here are the general steps to register an image in Canada:

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    1. Conduct a trademark search: Before applying to register your image, it's important to do a search to make sure your image isn't already in use or registered by someone else.
    2. Prepare the application: To apply for a trademark, you must provide certain information, including the applicant's name and address, the image to be registered, and the products and services associated with the image.
    3. Send the request: When your application is complete, you can submit it to CIPO.
    4. Judgement: Once your application has been submitted, it will be examined by a trademark examiner. During this process, the examiner reviews your application to ensure it meets all legal requirements for registration.
    5. Revelation: If your application is approved, your image will be published in the Canadian Trade-marks Journal, giving any interested party the chance to challenge the registration within two months of the publication date.
    6. Dossier: If no objections are raised or if the objections are overcome, your image will be registered as a trademark in Canada.

    It is important to note that not all images arecan be registered as trademarks, the image must be distinctive and not descriptive or general for the associated goods or services.


    How do I verify a trademark in Canada? ›

    The first step to conducting a trademark search in Canada is to look up your proposed trademark name in the Canadian Trademarks Database, which is available online or in-person at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

    Are Canadian trademarks valid in the US? ›

    A Canadian patent, trademark or industrial design does not secure your rights outside of Canada. You should consider obtaining IP protection in the countries where you plan on doing business, including selling products over the Internet and/or manufacturing products overseas.

    How do I complete a trademark search? ›

    You may conduct a free online search of the USPTO database at the Public Search Facility (Madison East, 1st Floor; 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. USPTO personnel may not conduct trademark searches for the public. Private trademark search firms will conduct searches for a fee.

    How long does it take to get a trademark approved in Canada? ›

    Depending on the country where the application is filed, the trademark registration process can take anywhere from a few months to a few years. Most applications in Canada are processed within 18 to 24 months.

    How do you check if a trademark is registered internationally? ›

    Some notable databases include:
    1. USA – the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)'s Trademark Electronic Search System;
    2. EU – the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)'s eSearch Plus;
    3. UK – the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (IPO)'s Trademark Search;
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    Can you check trademark status? ›

    You can check the status of your application online at any time by using the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system. Once your application is filed with us, you'll receive a serial number in your filing receipt.


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