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IP Law Firm, Trademark Agent and Attorney, Patent Agent and Attorney

Alphabetica Law is an intellectual property (IP) law firm and trademark and patent agency based in Vancouver, Canada. Lawyer Edmund is the Founder and CEO of Alphabetica Law. Edmund has almost 10 years of experience practicing trademark, patent, design and copyright law. Edmund is a lawyer (a practicing member of the Law Society of British Columbia), a notary public, a registered trademark agent (Canada & USA) as well as a registered patent agent (Canada & USA). 


As an intellectual property lawyer, Edmund provides legal services in the following areas: patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets, domain names, licensing, and IP transactions. As a registered trademark and patent agent, Edmund can file trademark, design and patent applications in Canada and the United States, and also in China, Japan, South Korea, Europe and many other countries through a network of foreign associates.  

Edmund's professional experience includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, mechanical devices and clean technology. Edmund also conducts patentability searches and provides infringement and validity opinions. Edmund also has extensive experience with preparation and prosecution of trademark applications in Canada and the U.S., as well as conducting trademark searches and confusion analysis.  In terms of intellectual property litigation experience, Edmund has represented clients in many contentious matters, including Cease-and-Desist letters, settlement negotiations, Canadian and US trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark Section 45 expungement proceedings, trademark and passing-off action at the BC Supreme Court, and UDRP domain name dispute relating to a top level .com domain name before the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).

Since starting his own intellectual property law firm and trademark and patent agency in 2015, Edmund has provided intellectual property services to clients in many diverse industries, including biotech and pharmaceutical companies, personal care and consumer goods companies, fashion boutiques, wineries, restaurants, coffee shops, internet start-ups, smartphone app developers, real estate brokerages, building construction companies, engineering firms and individual inventors. Edmund has also provided IP services to non-IP law firms.

Please note that Edmund does not draft patent applications in the field of electrical engineering or computer implemented inventions. If you want to file a patent application in this technical field, you should contact some other intellectual property law firms.

Edmund speaks both English and Chinese. This site contains some Chinese language texts. The Chinese language texts are equivalent or condensed duplicate versions of the English language texts on the site. So if you cannot read the Chinese texts, please don't feel that you have missed out on any information.

Trademark Services

We provide the following trademark services:
  • Canada and US Trademark Application Preparations and Filings
  • Canada Trademark Opposition 
  • Section 45 Cancellation Proceedings
Application and Registration of Trademarks in Canada, the U.S. and Internationally
I can draft Canadian and US trademark applications and file the trademark applications with the CIPO and the USPTO. 

For preparing and filing a Canadian trademark application, I normally charge $1500 CAD. This includes the initial government filing fee, but does not include further costs for prosecuting the application through to registration.

For preparing and filing a U.S. trademark application covering a single class of goods/services, I normally charge $1800 CAD. This includes the initial government filing fee, but does not include further costs for prosecuting the application through to registration.

Canada Trademark Oppositions 
I can help my clients oppose confusingly similar trademarks that have been advertised in the Trademarks Journal or defend against trademark oppositions that arise during their trademark applications. For Canadian trademark opposition work, I normally charge based on an hourly rate of $400/hour.

Section 45 Cancellation Proceedings
A third party may attempt to expunge your Canadian trademark registration through a Section 45 Cancellation Proceeding. If you receive a Section 45 Cancellation Proceeding Notice against a Canadian trademark registration that you own, you can contact me to discuss the case.

Below are examples of 2017 and 2018 editions of Canadian trademark registration certificate. 

Canadian trademark registration certificate 2017 edition              Canadian Trademark Registration Certificate 2016 edition

Patent Services

I provide the following patent services:
  • US Provisional Patent Application Preparation and Filings
  • Canadian and US Patent Application Preparation and Filings
  • PCT International Patent Application Preparation and Filings
For patent searches and drafting patent applications, I normally charge based on an hourly rate of $400/hour. The cost for conducting a patentability search and analysis for one invention is usually in the range of $4000 - $6000 CAD.  The cost for preparing and filing an original patent application is usually in the range of $8000 - $16000 CAD. 

Design Patent (or Industrial Design) Services

I have extensive experience with preparing, filing and prosecuting U.S. design patent applications (also known as industrial design applications in Canada). 

I provide the following design patent services:
  • US Design Patent Application Preparation and Filings
  • Canadian Industrial Design Application Preparation and Filings
The cost for preparing and filing a U.S. Design Patent application is around $3000 CAD. This includes the initial government filing fee, but does not include the costs for prosecuting the application through to registration. 

谢律师,博士


谢博士是加拿大温哥华执业律师和公证人, 也是美国和加拿大商标代理人,也是美国和加拿大专利代理人。谢博士是美国俄亥俄州立大学博士和加拿大维多利亚大学法学博士。从2009年以来,谢博士一直专业的从事知识产权法律工作。

谢律师事务所的英文名是Alphabetica Law (爱法北奇科律师事务所), 网址是 www.AlphabeticalLaw.com. Alphabetica是谢律师自创的词,来源于英文词“字母”,也来源于希腊字母中的头两个字母, Alpha 和 Beta. 

谢律师事务所有可能是温哥华,BC省,甚至是加拿大唯一的一家由华人移民创立的知识产权律师事务所。在成立自己的知识产权律师事务所之前,谢律师在加拿大温哥华一家西人知识产权律师事务所从业有五年多的时间。

谢律师专业从事加拿大, 美国和其他国家的商标申请注册服务。谢律师也提供专利申请, 版权(也叫著作权),工业设计和其他知识产权(也叫智慧财产权)法律的服务。 不管你是在加拿大的温哥华,多伦多,卡尔加里,渥太华,或维多利亚,或是在中国,或是在美国,谢律师都可以帮你申请加拿大商标注册(即商标代理服务)。 谢律师说国语,粤语和英文。 

在加拿大维多利亚大学读法律期间 , 谢律师获得过合同法与知识产权法等课程的奖项 。

如果您或者您的公司需要知识产权法律的服务,请给谢博士打电话。谢博士会亲自接听您的电话。