As of Monday, June 17, brand owners filing trademark applications will be paying more, as the amended Trade-marks Act and the new Trademarks Regulations come into force.
At present, to file a trademark application, “regardless of the number of goods and services, regardless of the number of classes,” the fee is $250, says Janet Fuhrer of Ridout & Maybee LLP in Ottawa. As of Monday, she says, the base fee will be $330 for one class of goods and services and $100 for each additional class of services.
That’s assuming the application is filed electronically; by paper, the fee will be $430. A trademark that’s associated with a number of goods and services and falls into several classes will result in registration fees that are much higher than currently.