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I can tell you all day that trademark registration is a top priority for Canadian businesses. I can yammer on about the benefits: the doors it will open, the bridges it will build, the revenue it will increase. But you’re an enterprising entrepreneur with a business to run, money to make and bills to pay. You want to know: how much will it cost me? Let’s break it down, from beginning to end taking every factor into account.
1. Electronic Filing
Applicants are encouraged to file electronically. It’s faster, easier, and better for the environment. The fee breaks down into:
$330* for the filing. The fee includes the first class of goods or services that the trademark pertains to.
$100 for each additional class of goods and services.
2. Paper Filing
Filing by paper and snail mail costs an additional $100 on the baseline filing fee, totalling $430 dollars plus $100 for each additional class of goods and services.
1. Electronic Certification Copy
$35 for each certification
$10 per trademark requested
2. Paper Certification Copy
$35 for each certification
$1 per page
1. Online Submissions (CIPO Website)
$400 for the first class of goods and services
$125 for additional classes
2. Other Forms of Submission (Paper)
$500 for the first class
$125 for each additional class
Transfer of trademark ownership: $100
Application for an extension of time (e.g. to respond to an examiner’s report): $125
Filing an opposition: $750
Statement of objection: $1,000
Note: in the event of an opposition or an infringement lawsuit, court fees will apply as well as possible damages if you are the infringing party. However, there is a possibility that if you are successful and win the case, your court fees will be paid by the other party.
At this point, you may be thinking that you don’t want to spend any more money on your trademark registration by hiring professional help, think again. True, there is the added cost of paying whoever you hire but there is also added security in knowing your trademark has been filed correctly. Low-risk filings mean a low risk of running into oppositions and other additional fees, saving you money in the long run. Think of it as insurance.
Now lawyers are known for wanting to be paid for every minute at high rates, and then there are added hidden fees. With agencies, the cost is set much lower in most cases. Witmart, for instance, offers flat rates on all of our registration packages without any hidden fees.
Registering your trademark is worth it. Hiring a low-cost trademark agency is also worth it. Invest in yourself now and see that investment blossom for years to come. Visit our website to book your free consultation today.