Trademark Search and Federal Trademark Report
The first step in the Canadian trademark registration process is performing a search to see whether your mark is available.
It is important that you check to make sure that your proposed trademark is not being already used in Canada for any business activity that could lead to confusion between your products and services and those of a company with a similar or identical name/logo.
Preliminary Trademark Search
Order a Preliminary NUANS* search - (3 names for $15*)
The purpose of a preliminary name search is to find exact matches to your proposed trademark. It is a good starting point if you have not yet decided on a mark because it allows you to check three options at a time without committing to a full report.
Basic Trademark Search
The cost of a basic search is $39.95 plus tax. You will receive a report that identifies exact matches and similar sounding Canadian trademarks. This report will assist you in making a decision about whether to proceed with your current trademark or to consider changes to the trademark before filing your application. The search for a logo trademark is performed manually using the trademarks database.
Order a Basic Trademark Report
Detailed Trademark Search
A more detailed trademark search is also available. This search would check multiple databases to see if the proposed name is already in use. It is much more comprehensive than a basic trademark search.
Order a Detailed Trademark Report
(On the order page, select the checkbox for a detailed trademark search to get this report.)
AFTER YOUR SEARCH IS COMPLETE: If your proposed trademark appears to be available, you can proceed with filing your trademark application.
To ensure complete security of your information you will be directed to our secure website for submitting your application.
* NUANS name search is a computerized search system that compares a proposed corporate name or trade-mark with databases of existing corporate bodies, business names and trade-marks. This comparison determines the similarity that exists between the proposed name or mark and existing names in the database, and produces a listing of names that are found to be most similar.