Do I Need a Trade-mark Agent?
You can act for yourself when you submit an application for a trade-mark to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. You don’t have to hire a registered trade-mark agent, but dealing with trade-marks can be complex and costly. A trade-mark agent will help you understand the process, timeline and avoid common errors.
If you are submitting an application in Canada but you reside outside of Canada, you must have a Representative for Service in Canada. A Canadian trade-mark agent can act in this role for you.
At Avery Law Office, you can hire our boutique law firm to assist you with the application process at reasonable rates suited to meet your budget.
What is a Trade-mark Agent? Trade-mark Lawyer?
If you want to register a trade-mark in Canada and would like some professional help, a registered trade-mark agent is the help you need. A trade-mark agent is licensed by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office(CIPO) to represent trade-mark applicants. Only you or your trade-mark agent can represent you before CIPO on trade-mark matters.
Trade-mark agents are different from trade-mark lawyers. Some lawyers are trade-mark agents, but a person does not have to be lawyer to be a trade-mark agent. Trade-mark agents who are lawyers can represent trade-mark applicants as well as trade-mark owners in court proceedings such as infringement and in trade-mark transactions such as licensing and sales.
At Avery Law Office, we are a boutique law firm offering trade-mark services as both a registered trade-mark agent and trade-mark lawyer.