Section 19 of the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises states clearly that registration of a name in the Quebec Enterprise Register confers no guarantee of ownership of the name which appears in the register. However, the registration of a trade-mark in the trade-mark register is prima facie evidence of ownership. And, even if the mark is only used in certain provinces, one benefit of registering your trade-mark is that it’ll be protected across the country.



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Why should I do an availibility search?

Three reasons for doing an availability search prior to filing and using a trade-mark.

Trade-mark registration process in Canada

Understanding the trade-mark process in Canada.

Securing your trade-mark

Congratulations! Your trademark is now registered. The trade-mark registration confers exclusive rights across Canada provided certain conditions are met.

For lawyers and notaries

How we can help your clients secure their trade-mark rights.