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Canadian patent trademark lawyers patent agent trademark agent IP law firm in Vancouver BC

As an IP lawyer, I provide legal services in the following areas: patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets, domain names, licensing, and IP transactions.  I can help you obtain trademark registrations in Canada and the US, and internationally through our international associates.  

In addition to filing and prosecuting trademark applications, I also handles intellectual property legal matters such as: drafting and filing patent applications with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), prosecution of patent applications before the patent office, patentability searches, patent infringement opinions, patent validity opinions, preparing and filing industrial design applications with the Canadian Patent Office, preparing and filing design patent applications with the US Patent Office, domain name disputes, IP portfolio audit, IP portfolio management, copyright assignment, copyright licensing, copyright dispute and litigation, trademark assignment, trademark licensing, trademark dispute and litigation, trademark infringement opinions,trademark opposition proceedings, trademark cancellation proceedings, and preparing and filing plant breeder's rights applications.

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.

Patent Services

I provide the following patent services:
  • Patent Searches
  • US Provisional Patent Application Preparation and Filings
  • Canadian and US Patent Application Preparation and Filings
  • PCT International Patent Application Preparation and Filings

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). 
  • US Design Patent Application Preparation and Filings
  • Canadian Industrial Design Application Preparation and Filings