Can I Use a Business Name Trademarked in the US in Canada?

If your name is confusingly similar to a trademarked name and you sell conflicting goods and/or services, you are running a very significant risk that the owner of the trademark could proceed with legal action against you. It is important to note that US trademarks have no validity in Canada nor do Canadian trademarks have any validity in the US.

How does US Trademark law apply to Canada? OR Can you use US trademarks in Canada? More information on US Trademark Laws can be read on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) site.

For more information on Trademark Laws in Canada please read What is a Trademark?

Labels: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), US Trademarks, Canadian Trademarks, Trademarked, Canadian Trademark Law

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