The cost of the patent search for your invention(s) can pay dividends in controlling downstream costs of patent protection as well as identifying early in a product launch cycle patents of your competitors.
A Canadian patent is a document which provides an exclusive right to an inventor for an invention in exchange for a complete disclosure of how the invention works. The exclusive right is limited to 20 years from the date of filing of the patent application.
Protecting your brand with a trademark registration is of fundamental importance to your business. Trademark rights begin with the use of the mark during the normal course of trade.
Designs protection is available for manufactured articles. The scope of protection is limited to the design’s shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation, or combinations thereof. Simply put, what you see is what you protect.