Trademark Examination


This practice note explains the trademark examination process in Canada. It sets out the various steps involved, which includes filing the application, and the search by a trademark examiner once the application is filed. It also discusses office actions and responses, in which the examiner reviews the application to ensure all requirements have been met, and discusses notice of third-party rights and consent to registration. It also provides information on amendments that may be made to applications, voluntary withdrawal and abandonment, and extensions of time. Last, it discusses the final office action, appeal of the registrar's decision, advertisement and registration fees.