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Trade-mark Registration and Related Services

Trade-marks are often a company's most visible identifier in the marketplace. They distinguish a company's products and services from those of its competitors in the eyes of consumers. Trade-marks are the foundation on which a company's reputation - its brands - are established and maintained. Companies spend significant resources in developing and nurturing their brands, from product and package development to marketing and advertising, making their trade-marks among their most valuable assets.


Bosman Law ensures its clients' trade-marks are protected. Bosman Law provides comprehensive trade-mark services: from preliminary availability and registerability searches to ensure that a trade-mark is available for use with a new or re-branded product or service; to filing and prosecuting trade-mark applications; to oppositions against the registration of confusing trade-marks by others; to enforcement proceedings against infringers. Bosman Law advises clients on cancellation or non-use proceedings, whether a client is seeking to expunge another's trade-mark from the register, or responding to a non-use proceeding against its own trade-mark. Bosman Law also advises clients on the licensing of trade-marks and, through its network of international trade-mark agents, provides guidance on international trade-mark protection.

Bosman Law's trade-mark services include:

  • Trade-mark Searches:
    • Availability searches
    • Registrability searches
  • Trade-mark Registrations:
    • Preparation and prosecution of trade-mark applications in Canada
    • Overseeing foreign trade-mark applications through foreign counsel
    • Registration maintenance
  • Trade-mark Oppositions:
    • Opposing the registration of confusing trade-marks by other entities
    • Cancellation proceedings - of registrations for non-use or other reasons
  • Trade-mark Litigation:
    • Infringement - trade-mark/trade-name/trade dress
    • Passing off actions (registered and non-registered trade-marks)
    • Domain name disputes
    • Defence of trade-mark actions
  • Trade-mark Opinions:
    • Validity Opinions
    • Infringement Opinions

See also Intellectual Property Litigation.

Referrals Respected

Bosman Law welcomes referrals from and consultations with other lawyers. It is Bosman Law's policy to not take on any work beyond the referred matter for the referred client unless requested to do so by the referring lawyer or law firm. Where advisable, Bosman Law works with the referring lawyer or law firm regarding the commercial/business aspects of a litigation file.