Guide To Government Programs

Startup Canada and Innovation Canada are thrilled to be partnering to provide our Community Leaders with helpful resources to support your entrepreneurial ecosystem. I’d like to introduce you to Kate Poirier, the Director of Marketing and Outreach, and Christina McDonald, the Manager of Marketing and Outreach at Innovation Canada (CC’d here). A number of our Leaders participated in the “Your Inside Guide to Government” Webinar in December with Kate and Christina, and we are delighted to provide you with more information about the platform to share with the members of your Startup Community.

  • The platform: innovation.canada.ca  – an easy one-stop-shop where you can find all the federal, provincial and territorial programs – plus a few non-profits too – available to help you achieve your business goals. Get a tailored list of programs for your needs in under 2 minutes, and save your details to get notified if anything new comes up.
  • Background: A little more information about Innovation Canada programs and the Innovation Advisors service, including how to reach them (hint: give them a call at 1-833-201-4358 and they can put you in touch when you are ready). Attached you’ll also find a brief article outlining the available services.

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Filing a New Trademark Application

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Filing a New Trademark Application

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Online filing:
– $330 for the first class of goods or services
– $100 for each additional class of goods or services
Filing in any other case:
– $430 for the first class of goods or services
– $100 for each additional class of goods or services
Your registration is valid for 10 years, and you can renew the registration every 10 years thereafter.
Renewal requested online:
– $400 for the first class of goods or services
– $125 for each additional class of goods or services
Renewal requested in any other case:
– $500 for the first class of goods or services
– $125 for each additional class of goods or services

Payments by cheque or money order can be made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.
Online payment modes: credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express only) or deposit
account.
CIPO strongly recommends using the Fee Payment form for all fee payments submitted by mail,
facsimile, or hand delivery.
It is not mandatory to hire a trademark agent. Nonetheless, trademark registration can be a
complex process. An experienced agent can save you time by helping you prepare a complete
application as well as perform more comprehensive research and potentially assist you in opposition
and summary expungement proceedings. CIPO provides a list of registered agents, but cannot
recommend any particular one to you.
The time required to register a trademark can vary. Please note that the Office is currently
experiencing delays that are beyond the usual service standards. To see how an application
is processed (with references to average delays), please consult the IP Roadmap and How your
trademark application is processed.
For further information on trademark registration, we suggest you consult A Guide to Trademarks,
the IP Roadmap, How your trademark application is processed and the Goods and Services Manual.
Registering your trademark in Canada protects your rights in Canada only. If you plan to sell your
products or services in other countries, you should consider applying for foreign registration in each
country where you conduct business. For more information, please refer to the International
Trademarks under the Madrid Protocol or contact a trademark agent. You can also contact the IP
office of the country in question to find out about procedures. Links to foreign intellectual property
offices can be found on our website at: http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernetinternetopic.
nsf/e ng/h_wr00027.html#international.
Client Service Centre
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada / Government of Canada
Place du Portage 1
50 Victoria Street, C-229
Gatineau QC K1A 0C9
1-866-997-1936
ic.contact-contact.ic@canada.ca

Trademarks

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A trademark can be a word, a design, a letter, a numeral, a colour, a figurative element, a three dimensional shape, a hologram, a moving image, a mode of packaging goods, a sound, a scent, a taste, a texture, a position, or a combination of these. Trademarks come to represent not only the actual goods or services but also the reputation, of the producer. As such, trademarks constitute valuable intellectual property.

Before filing a trademark application in Canada, it is strongly recommended to conduct a thorough search of existing marks. We recommend that you search the Canadian Trademarks Database.

Beware of words, designs, and ideas that are similar to another owner’s trademark. If your trademark is confusingly similar to a registered trademark or a pending trademark, it may be refused. Examiners take into account various factors when determining whether trademarks are confusing, including whether the trademarks:
– look or sound alike or suggest similar ideas; and
– are used in association with similar goods or services.

Once your search is completed and you are satisfied that your trademark is not confusing with any other trademarks, you may file your application.
You may file a trademark application:
Online: You must access the online form.
– If you have not previously submitted payments or correspondence to CIPO electronically, you must first create an account in order to access the secure server.
By mail / In-person:
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria Street, Room C-114
Gatineau QC K1A 0C9
By fax: 819-953-2476 (for black and white trademarks) or 819-934-3833 (for colour trademarks)

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