Protecting Your IP Checklist
If you’re ready to protect your Intellectual Property, use this checklist to ensure you’re taking all the necessary steps to secure your copyrights and trademarks.
If you are still unsure about the reasons to trademark or copyright your IP make sure to read the previous articles, 5 Reasons to Trademark Your Business Name & Logo Now, and Why You Need to Register your Copyrights.
Securing Your Trademarks
Decide to register your trademark with the Register of Trademarks to protect your brand and your business nationally.
Securing Your Copyrights
If uncertain, consider hiring a copyright lawyer to determine whether the work or subject matter is already copyrighted using the Copyrights Database to search registered Canadian copyrights. This may involve visiting the Client Service Center to access copyrights registered prior to 1991 that are not accessible online.
Contact Nick Wright, lawyer and trademark agent, to arrange a time to discuss how you can protect your intellectual property. Learn more about our services here.
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