In the competitive global marketplace, companies strive to distinguish their products and services from those of others through distinctive marks, logos, names and messages in order to build customer loyalty. Whether your business is navigating the Canadian or international trade-mark market, our trade-mark expertise can help to save time and financial resources.
Canadian and international businesses retain the trade-mark lawyers and agents at Blakes because we have the legal and business experience to advise them on all aspects of obtaining, enforcing and licensing trade-marks in a wide range of domestic and foreign commercial contexts. We represent numerous businesses in connection with their domestic and foreign trade-mark programs, providing advice on the full range of issues that arise when obtaining, enforcing and licensing trade-marks in Canada and elsewhere.
Our lawyers assist with trade-mark clearance, registration, maintenance and exploitation. We regularly prepare and prosecute trade-mark applications, advise on licensing and related agreements, and address advertising, labelling, trade name and branding issues. We counsel and represent clients in trade-mark investigations, enforcement proceedings and infringement litigation. Blakes trade-mark lawyers also offer strategic guidance on intellectual property (IP) portfolio management.
When trade-mark violations and disputes arise, clients come to Blakes because of our extensive experience in contentious trade-mark proceedings. Our IP litigators are skilled at representing clients in trade-mark infringement and passing off claims, and in oppositions, cancellations and appeals before the Trade-marks Office, as well as trial and appellate courts.
In the international arena, where trade-mark counterfeiting and piracy abound, our lawyers maintain a close working relationship with a global network of trade-mark practitioners to facilitate our clients’ international registrations and protect and enforce their trade-mark rights worldwide.