Domain Name Trademark

What is Domain Name Trademark?

Trademark registration is the most effective way of protecting your website domain name. To avoid a domain name dispute apply for trademark registration before you buy the domain.

How to Register a Domain Name Trademark?

Registration of a domain name with an Internet registration authority does not give you any protection or right to use the domain name commercially in Canada.

The right to use a domain name is determined by trademark law in the countries from which that website is accessible.

If there is a registered trademark that is confusingly similar to your domain name, the owner of that trademark can force you to give up your rights to the domain name.

It is a good idea to do a search for your domain names in the trademarks database before beginning to use that name commercially.

Once you determine that there are no similar names in use, you should immediately file a trademark application to protect your new domain name(s).

Register a Domain Name Trademark

Registration to trademark a domain name usually involves:

  1. A preliminary search of existing trade-marks;
  2. An application;
  3. An examination of your application by the Trade-marks Office;
  4. Publishing of the application in the Trade-marks Journal;
  5. Time for opposition (challenges) to the application; and
  6. Allowance and registration (if there is no opposition).

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