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Dominic Alfred

IP and Technology Lawyer, Alfred Law

There are six main steps in the application process and it will usually take one to two years to complete a trademark registration. The six steps are:


  1. Filing the Application - submitting a complete application package;
  2. Examination - thorough review by the Canadian Trademark Office;
  3. Pre-publication Search - second search to ensure no conflict exists with other trademarks previously registered;
  4. Publication / Advertisement - inclusion into a list of all previously approved trademarks;
  5. Opposition - a two month period allowing others to oppose a trademark application;
  6. Allowance and Final Registration - receipt of the Certificate of Registration as a proof of the trademark ownership.

Answered: 7 months ago