Trade-Marks Guide (page 10 of 13)
Websites of interest
The following are a few additional websites you may find helpful:
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office, which includes the Trade-marks Office, is a Special Operating Agency of Industry Canada.
Helps Canadians incorporate, maintain, and operate businesses, not-for-profit corporations, and other corporate entities.
Provides a single access point for federal and provincial/territorial government services, programs, and regulatory requirements for businesses.
Plant Breeders’ Rights Office (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Administers the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act and Plant Breeders’ Rights Regulations, which provide legal protection to plant breeders for new plant varieties.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Administers and processes the greater part of intellectual property in Canada: trade-marks, patents, industrial designs, copyright, and integrated circuit topographies.
Canadian Trade-marks Database
Provides a searchable database of all active and inactive trade-mark applications and registrations in Canada as well as the status of all active opposition and summary expungement (section 45) cases.
Provides information, resources, and services relating to trade-marks and their registration in Canada.
Trade-marks Opposition Board
Administers and provides information about trade-mark opposition and summary expungement proceedings (section 45 proceedings) in Canada.
WIPO Intellectual Property Digital Library
Provides access to intellectual property data collections hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
United States Patent and Trademark Office — English content only
Processes patent and trade-mark applications and provides information, resources, and services with respect to trade-marks and their registration in the United States of America.
Related Acts and Case Law
Precious Metals Marking Act
Sets out the marketplace rules for using quality marks with respect to precious metals, in order to prevent the registration of trade-marks that may be misconstrued as quality marks.
Regulates Canada’s chartered banks, and restricts the use of the term “banking services” in order to prevent unauthorized use of this term.
Canada Post Corporation Act
Regulates mail service in Canada, and prohibits unauthorized use of words such as “mail”, letter”, and “post”, and the unauthorized sale of postage stamps.
Federal Court of Canada
Provides a searchable database of all decisions rendered by the judges of the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Supreme Court of Canada
Provides a searchable database of all decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada.