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Trade-Marks

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) defines trade-mark as a “word, symbol or design (or combination of these), used to distinguish the wares or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace.”

Consider the value of the following aspects of trade-marks:

  • Trade-marks constitute the goodwill of a company, not only in relation to goods and services, but also in the context of fundraising.
  • In an increasingly crowded marketplace, trade-marks distinguish one organization from another by developing a company identity in the minds of the public.
  • Registered trade-marks can be legally enforced across Canada.
  • Trade-marks have both present and future marketing value with respect to the sale of items related to the organization, such as books, CDs, DVDs and other promotional materials.
  • They also facilitate access to the organization by way of the internet and other means of electronic communication.
  • There may be significant licensing value associated with a trade-mark, in that it can be licensed to associated organizations in Canada or abroad for commercial purposes.

Carters offers proactive trade-mark services to clients across Canada, the United States and around the world:

  • registrability and availability searches which determine whether your proposed trade-mark or trade name pre-exists in connection with another organization
  • preparation, filing and prosecution of trade-mark applications
  • preparation of licensing agreements in order to properly control the licensing of your trade- mark with associated companies
  • providing legal opinions with respect to the validity and infringement of trade-marks
  • counselling on how to monitor and restrain the infringement of your trade-mark
 

Carters Professional Corporation

Orangeville Office
211 Broadway, PO Box 440
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
L9W 1K4
Tel: (519) 942-0001
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Toll Free: 1-877-942-0001

Ottawa Office
117 Centrepointe Drive, Suite 124
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2G 5X3
Tel: 
(613) 235-4774
Fax: (613) 235-9838
Toll Free: 1-866-388-9596

Toronto Office
Brookfield Place
TD Canada Trust Tower
161 Bay Street, 27th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5J 2S1
Tel: 
(416) 675-3766
Fax: (416) 675-3765
Toll Free: 1-877-942-0001

Mississauga Office
2 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 750
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L4Z 1H8
Tel:
(416) 675-3766
Fax: (416) 675-3765
Toll Free: 1-877-942-0001

 

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