Flat fees, fair fees

Application
$600at filing
  • All-inclusive, including $250 government fee.
  • A professional application makes the difference.
Start to finish
$1500
  • All-inclusive, including $450 government fees.
  • No extra fees.
  • Includes application cost.
Rep for Service
$100
  • One-time, flat fee.
  • No extra fees.
  • For applicants outside Canada
  • File first with CIPO, then engage us.
DIY
$350
  • One-time, flat fee.
  • We file, you handle the rest.
  • Have a pro file your application.
  • The DIY alternative.

More Details on Costs:

These prices are in CDN $ – reduce by approximately 15% to get the price in US $.

Our quoted prices are in CDN $.  At current exchange rate, US $ prices are more than 15% less.

Payment in the currency of your choice.

We will bill and accept payment in the currency of your choice (US, Euro, CDN).

Pay how you want.

Pay by credit card, PayPal, wire, cheque.

Fixed Fees.

Most of our services for Canadian trademarks are provided on a fixed fee basis (ie. a fixed cost, provided to you in advance). With our model, we quote you a fixed fee up front for a particular service and we live by it. Our clients love the certainty of knowing what the fees for Canadian trademark applications will be, and we like the fact that we are incented to be efficient and effective (and not, as in the traditional model, rewarded for being slow and inefficient).

Our motto is ‘great service, reasonable fees’. We do not guarantee that we charge the lowest fees for Canadian trademarks. What we do guarantee is great service, great value and your complete satisfaction.

Government fees = $450.
$250 (now) + $200 (later) = $450 total. Always.

The basic government fees for a trademark registration in Canada are always $450 in total: $250 when the trademark application is filed, and $200 at the end of the application process upon registration of the trademark.  There are no ‘classes’ in Canadian trademark law, and thus the application fee is always the same.

Additional government fees apply for steps outside the basic application process, including extensions of time, oppositions, etc.

The cost to file a Canadian trademark application using our firm as your trademark agent is $600 (plus applicable taxes for Canadians on our service fees – not taxes applied to the government fees).  This includes the government fee.  The total cost of securing a Canadian trademark registration, from application to registration including government fees, is usually $1225-$2000 for an uncontentious application (no opposition, etc.), incurred over 12-18 months (this estimate includes the $600 on filing, plus $625-$1250 incurred later).  We offer a guaranteed flat fee of $1500 for qualified applications.

Beware of $99 filing “services”.

These are a scam: they simply file your application with CIPO (which you can do yourself for free). They provide no advice. Most of these applications are either abandoned (wasting the $250 government fee), or, encounter objections from the Examiner which are very difficult and expensive to overcome.

Other lawyers often charge by the hour for trademark applications. We don’t. We only charge our quoted flat fees.

Do-it-yourself.

If you have filed yourself and need help, contact us for a quote. If you are not a Canadian, you must designate either a trademark agent or representative for service in Canada.  Our fees to act as your representative for service are $100.

Of course, other government and agency fees apply to other steps such as filing assignments, oppositions, etc.

Searches.

We can conduct searches for you.  There is a wide range of possible searches available – from simple “knockout” searches of the Register in Canada, to full common law searches, to searches in many countries.  Please contact us to discuss the search appropriate for your needs..

For Canadian trademark matters the total cost is composed of two separate costs:

  • The government fees (if any); and,
  • Our agency fees.

For a Canadian trademark application the government fee to file the application will always be $250.  There are no classes in Canadian trademark practice (learn more about descriptions of goods/services in Canadian trademarks here) and accordingly, the filing fee is always this same amount of $250.  A subsequent government fee of $200 is payable upon registration.

Our fees to assist you draft and file the application are $425 (plus GST/HST if applicable – no taxes for clients outside Canada).  A properly prepared application will save you significant amounts of time and money. A badly drafted application is worse than worthless: the application will be rejected and you will lose the $250 government filing fee.

Filing Info: The information that we need to prepare and file your trademark application is found here.

Schedule of Fees: A detailed schedule of costs for Canadian trademark matters which combines the government fees and our schedule of fees can be found here.

Learn More:  You can learn more about the Canadian trademark registration process, from application to registration here.

Our Full, Unconditional Money-back Guarantee

We are so certain that you will be delighted with our services that we offer an unlimited, no-questions asked, full money-back guarantee:

If you are not completely satisfied with any service that you have received from us, and we cannot fix the problem to your full satisfaction, then at any time within 90 days of payment for that service we will refund our fees for that service to you.

Simply call Neil Milton at 613.567.7824 ext 224, or send him an email at nmilton@miltonsip.com.

Government fees paid are not usually refundable.