Get the insight you need to determine the availability of your proposed trademark for use and registration in Canada. We search the Canadian Trademark Register plus Common Law and Domain Name sources to pinpoint identical trademarks, variant spellings, phonetic equivalents, and confusingly similar marks.
Our Canada Full Search provides the information you need to make more informed decisions about your proposed trademark, helping you:
- Avoid infringement of existing trademarks
- Support trademark litigation by identifying marks that advance your client’s position
- Determine whether your mark is clear for use and/or registration
- Assess the strength of a mark for acquisition or licensing purposes
We provide historical information including status and date information, opposing and interested party information, and translations of French language text. Search reports are available in French or English.
For greater certainty, we provide extensive coverage of official and common law sources, including:
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) records (1867 to present)
- Expunged and abandoned marks (1978 to present)
- Trade directories, trade journals, association listings and buyers guides
- Registered Canadian corporate names from NUANS database and official provincial registers
- Dun and Bradstreet databases
- Domain Name coverage including the generic top-level domains: .ca (as available from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), .com, .net, .biz, .info, .org, .edu, .net and .gov
- Compilation of litigated trademark cases published in the Canadian Patent Reporter (1978 to present)