Learn about trademarks

Learn about trademarks

Using trademarks as a business tool.

Learning the basics

Trademark e-learning module

Learn how registering a trademark can protect your brand and give you a competitive advantage over other businesses.

Trademark fact sheet

Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics on Canadian trademarks.

Identify your IP

Consult a checklist of IP rights to explore the types that you could exploit and learn how to maintain an IP inventory.

Trademarks guide

Explore this trademark guide to learn about trademarks and how they can benefit your business.

Discover IP e-learning module

Learn what intellectual property (IP) is and about the different IP rights you can use to help commercialize your ideas.

IP in Canada fact sheet

Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics on IP in Canada.

Other types of trademarks

Process to request a geographical indication

Learn about the process to request that a geographical indication be entered on Canada's list.

Your path to requesting a geographical indication in Canada

View our roadmap on the process to request that a geographical indication be entered on Canada's list.

Your path through a geographical indication objection proceeding

Explore and download our roadmap to learn the process through a geographical indication objection proceeding.

Resources for filing

Your path to trademark registration

Consult our roadmap to learn about the process to register a Canadian trademark.

Fees for trademarks

View the list of fees to be paid during the trademark registration process.

Search the Canadian Trademarks Database

Search the Canadian Trademarks Database for existing trademark applications and registrations.

File a new or amended Canadian trademark application

Follow this step-by-step to file a new or amended trademark or certification mark application.

Contact a trademark agent

Find a registered trademark agent.

Trademarks Act

Consult the Canadian Trademarks Act.

More information on trademarks

Trademark infringement

Understand trademark infringement to learn when and how trademark rights can be enforced.

Your trademark abroad

Browse general information on taking your brand abroad, with tips and links to the World Intellectual Property Organization's international trademark system pages.

Your path through a trademark expungement proceeding

Explore our roadmap to learn about the process of a section 45 proceeding.

Your path through a trademark opposition proceeding

View our roadmap the learn about the process of a Canadian trademark opposition proceeding.

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