Our Service

At Li & Associates Trademark Services we guarantee all our trademark agents are highly skilled and CIPO registered to ensure hassle-free filings and support every step of the way. With our simple and straightforward fee schedule, you can rest assured there will be no hiding fees or additional charges. Li & Associates is a small firm, providing you a personalized customer service experience, don’t just be a file number at a large practice.

Canadian Market


Why Register a Trademark in Canada

  • It gives you exclusive rights to use the trademark across Canada for 10 years (and you can renew that indefinitely)
  • It stops others from using a confusingly similar trademark
  • It allows you to flag infringements by others
  • Provides brand protection
  • Registered trademarks have been shown to, on average, raise firm profitability by 1.7% and firm value by 11.9%
  • Promotes business growth
  • An effective tool for brand recognition, social media, and marketing

Services We Provide

Comprehensive trademark searches and complimentary standard trademark searches

Prepare and file trademark applications

File trademark renewals

Trademark opposition

Trademark licensing

Trademark consulting

Intellectual Property Roadmap

Steps to register your trademark in Canada

1. Filing

A complete application must include the following:

  • Your name and address
  • Your trademark
  • The goods or services associated with the trademark
  • The government application fee
2. Formalities

If your application meets all the requirements the CIPO will assign you a filing date, application number and open a file. 

3. Examination

An examiner reviews your application to determine if it is registerable and therefore able to be published in the Trademark Journal.

4. Approval

If your application is approved the CIPO will send you a formal notice of approval.

If your application is refused the CIPO will send you a detailed report explaining why. You have the right to appeal to the Federal Court of Canada.

5. Publication

Approved applications will now be published in the Trademark Journal on the CIPO website. This will give others a chance to oppose your application.

6. Registration

If there is no opposition to your application, or if an opposition is rejected, your application will proceed to registration. The CIPO will send you a certificate of registration and enter the trademark in the Register of Trademarks.

7. Renewals

To maintain your registration, you will have to pay a renewal fee every 10 years.

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