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Flat fees, fair fees

Our fees for Trademark Searches, Applications and Office Actions are below.

SEARCHES
from $100
There are many different qualities of searches, from a 'knock out search of the register' to 'world wide common law searches' and they range widely in price.
 
APPLICATION
$1000 + HST
All-inclusive, including $336 government fee for one class.
A professional application makes a world of the difference. Flat fee does not include fees for classes greater than one, any responses to Office Actions, or re-statement of goods or services after filing.
RESPONSE TO EXAMINER'S REPORT
from $375-$1000+
We need to see the office action from CIPO in order to provide an estimate.
We will then give you a flat fee price quote.

 

These prices are in CDN $.  Pay how you want.

Pay by e-transfer (INTERAC) credit card, PayPal, wire, cheque.  HST is payable on our fees, but not on government fees.

Fixed Fees. Fair 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 trademark. What we do guarantee is great service, great value and your complete satisfaction.

Government fees = $336 for the first class + $102 for each additional class.

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 $1000 (plus applicable G/HST on our services for Canadians – no taxes applied to the government fees).  This includes the government fee.

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

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 $330+ in government fees), or, encounter objections from the Examiner which are very difficult and expensive to overcome.

Why not do-it-yourself?

Because good advice is worth paying for.  We will save you time, grief, and likely money by advising you on how to draft and file the best possible application.  A well drafted trademark application will ensure you get the best protection for your rights, and build the most value in your brand. In addition, we will tell you straight up if we recommend against filing a particular application – we do not want to waste your money on unnecessary filings.

Help after filing

If you have filed yourself and need help to respond to CIPO, contact us for a quote.  We will prepare and file responses to Examiner’s Reports for a pre-agreed fixed fee.

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..

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.

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