About Us

Who We Are

CWC Intellectual Property, also known as Craig Wilson and Company Inc., is a firm of licensed patent and trademark agents. We have been specializing in obtaining patents and trademark registrations for clients in Canada, the US and Internationally since 1994.Read More »

Our Commitment

At CWC Intellectual Property, we strive to build and maintain strong partner like relationships with our clients. Furthermore, we work with both company intellectual property (IP) associates and foreign IP associates.  We truly value the new and long standing relationships built with our IP associates.Read More »


Corporations, Start-Ups and Small-Medium Enterprises

To help businesses and start-ups protect their innovations through patents, designs, and trademark registration is our specialty. You will receive guidance and assistance needed to protect your intellectual property (IP).   Likewise, we work with you to evaluate the costs, scope, and potential importance of your IP.  Where it makes sense for your business, we can secure protection.Read More »

Patent & Trademark Associates

At CWC Intellectual Property, building professional relationships with foreign patent and trademark associates is our aim. Likewise, integrating with corporate intellectual property (IP) departments is our strength. From the initial filing of an application to prosecution and enforcement, we are here for you. Let us work to navigate the Canadian IP landscape.Read More »

Latest News

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A New Era for Industrial Design: Buildings and Structures Now Recognized as Finished Articles

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently announced a shift in its practice regarding industrial designs applied to buildings or structures.... read more

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Important Update: We’ve Moved to a New Location!

We are pleased to share some exciting news with our valued clients and partners. As of June 3rd, we have... read more

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Canada’s Path to Patent Term Adjustment: A Step Forward for Innovators?

On May 18th, 2024, the proposed regulations to enact the patent term adjustment (PTA) system were published for commentary. Understanding Patent... read more

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A Shift in Industrial Design Fees

In 2024, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) implemented a significant change to the fee structure for Industrial Design applications. ... read more

Why Choose Us?

The cost of the patent search for your invention(s) can pay dividends in the long run. A patent search can help by controlling downstream costs of patent protection. Moreover, it can help identify patents of your competitors early in a product launch cycle. Read More

A Canadian patent is a document which provides an exclusive right to an inventor for an invention. However, a complete disclosure of how the invention works is required. Communicating your invention to the patent office is a specialized skill for which we licensed to perform. Read More

Protecting your brand with a trademark registration is of fundamental importance to your business. It is important to note, trademark rights begin with the use of the mark during the normal course of trade. Read More

Designs protection is available for manufactured articles. Furthermore, the scope of protection is limited to the design’s shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation, or combinations thereof. In other words, what you see is what you protect. Read More

In-house and virtual in-house company consulting on the patents and trademarks establishes intellectual property (IP) for your business. Thus, creating and developing a cost effective IP aligned with your business objectives. Read More

Questions of Interest

Contact us at info@wilsonpatents.com or call us at 1.416.900.9332 to set up a consultation.

To cost effectively protect a start-up’s intellectual property (IP), consult with us to take charge of the IP process. We will help determine how to simplify the IP process.

Furthermore, we have experience partnering with start-up companies to help them leverage their IP. This includes teaching them how, when and where to brand and trademark their products and services. Secondly, how to identify core inventions. Likewise, we help identify how and when to make patent, trademark, and design searches and apply for protection. As your start-up grows, we can help you take ownership of your patent and trademark development and protection processes. We consult as a virtual in-house patent and/or trademark professional. Establishing your IP processes to reflect your business objectives is our goal. Our professionals can seamlessly integrate with your business team.

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Licensed Canadian patent and trademark agents are the only professionals authorized to practice before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). Licensed agents act on behalf of the Applicants in obtaining patent grants and trademark registrations. Moreover, they can assist you in navigating the nuances of both patent and trademark law.


A trademark is typically a logo, word, coined expression, or branding that is used in association with the sale of goods and services. Trademarks are used to help people remember a certain brand, what makes it special, and who is responsible for that brand. When we see a trademark on a product or service, we should think of it as a sign of quality or special features that we associate with that brand. A trademark helps the business stand out from other companies that are selling similar things. Over time, having a good trademark or brand can build a strong relationship with customers that makes them want to keep coming back.


In comparison, a patent is an intellectual property (IP) asset that must be granted by a patent office in each country where the patent is to be held. A patent, unlike a trademark, does not cover a logo, word, coined expression or brand. Instead, a patent provides protection for useful practical embodiments of an “inventive idea”. For example, the inventive idea can relate to a new machine, method of manufacture, or chemical composition. However, the invention must be novel and inventive over what has been done before or previously patented.

The patent document typically has a description of the invention that refers to drawings and a set of “claims”. The description of the invention must be clear enough for someone knowledgeable in that area to be able to make, sell, and use it once the patent expires. Likewise, the claims map out or put a fence around the practical embodiments of the inventive idea.


To summarize, a trademark and a patent are two different types of intellectual property. A trademark brands your goods and services in the eye of the consumer with a level of character, quality and goodwill. Meanwhile, a patent gives a patentee the right to an invention for a new and useful product or process for a limited period of time.

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