Canadian Full Availability Search

A comprehensive search to determine the availability of your proposed trademark for use and registration in Canada. This search locates identical trademarks, variant spellings, phonetic equivalents and similar marks from the Canadian Trademark Register, Common Law and Domain Name sources.

Product Uses

Use the Canadian Full Availability search to provide information needed to form opinions about marks that will be used or registered in Canada:

  • Assess the strength of a mark for acquisition or licensing purposes.
  • Avoid infringement of existing trademarks.
  • Support trademark litigation by identifying identical and similar trademarks and domain names that could bar the use or registration of a trademark.

Product Details

  • This search includes historical information, including precise status and date information and opposing and interested party information and translations of French language text.
  • We search official trademarks protected by Canadian law for every Canadian Full or Canadian Register Search.
  • Canadian clients have the option of ordering the report in English or French.

Coverage / Sources

Trademark Register
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) records (1867 to present)
  • Expired, canceled or abandoned marks (to present)

Common Law and Distinctiveness Sources

We search for trademarks that may not be registered, but may be protected under Common Law rights. Sources include:
  • Trade directories, trade journals, association listings and buyers guides.
  • Registered Canadian corporate names from NUANS database and official provincial registers
  • Dun & Bradstreet� databases
  • Thomson & Thomson's extensive proprietary database, containing trademarks collected and updated from more than 300 trade publications.
  • Domain Name coverage including the generic top-level domains: .ca (as available from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), .com, .net, .biz, .info, .org, .edu, .net and .gov.
  • Compilation of litigated trademark cases published in the Canadian Patent Reporter since.

Product Benefits

  • Searches conducted by Thomson and Thomson's highly trained and experienced analysts use the most complete and current sources in the industry.
  • Citing of critical references helps ensure that you make the most informed search evaluations.

The Thomson & Thomson Difference

Unmatched Quality:
  • Data verification and enhancements for industry-leading data accuracy
  • Current and comprehensive coverage
  • Advanced, proprietary search system

Unparalleled Service:
  • Open late to fit your schedule
  • Experienced, expert search analysis
  • Tailored services to suit your needs

Continual Innovation:
  • Ongoing commitment to meet today's and tomorrow's research needs
  • Worldwide online trademark resources
  • Innovative new research solutions

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