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Frequently Asked Questions


Is my trademark registration a guaranteed success?

How long does the registration process take?

Who can apply for trademarks?

What is Trademark Statement of Use?

Can trademarks be registered internationally? What is the Madrid International Trademark System?

Can we change the font of the letters after the “design mark” is registered?

My trademark contains both images and words. Should I register them separately, or together?

What is Nice Classification? What are the classes in the Nice Classification?

What is the period of validity of a China registered trademark?

Should I register my trademark in the US if I am using it as a common law trademark?

What are the USPTO fees for Trademark Applications?

How long does it take to get a Canadian trademark?

Should I trademark my brand name?

How do I know if a trademark is registered?

Can someone register a trademark without a business?

Do I need to file a trademark for my business name?

What are some ways to avoid potential diffculties when filing a trademark or service mark?

What are the phases of the trademark application process in Canada?

Does Canada use the

Is there an international trademark I can buy to be protected in more countries than one at a time?

How to register a trademark in the U.S. for non-residents?

What are the

What are the steps to obtain a trademark in Canada?

What types of trademarks can and cannot be registered in Canada?

How long does it take for me to get a Canadian registration once I file my trademark application?

How long will it take for a Canadian trademark examiner to review my trademark application?

Is it possible to register a trademark outside of Canada?

Can I register my trademark in individual Canadian provinces?

Who can file for the registration of a Canadian trademark?

Is there a way to claim priority filing in Canada?

Will there be problems if I do not use my Canadian trademark after registration?

Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered in Canada?

Does having a registered trademark in Canada give me any rights?

Can I file for a word and a design together on the same trademark application in Canada?

What is the official Trademark Office for Canada?

What is the difference between a registered and an unregistered trademark?

What is the Trademark renewal fee after the ten years?

Can you transfer a registered Canadian trademark to someone else?

Can I file a Canadian trademark application if I live outside Canada?

When should I register my trademark in Canada?

What should I do if someone else is trying to register something similar to my trademark in Canada?

How do I use the TM, SM and ® symbols?

Can you trademark names and surnames in Canada?

What is an Opposition?

Can I use an English trademark in Quebec?

How do I avoid adopting a trademark that may be easily confused with another trademark?

Is it possible to cancel a registration in the U.S.?

Do I have to be selling the products associated with my trademark to file an application?

Can I use a registered trademark as part of my trademark?

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