We serve clients across Canada, including Victoria.
We focus exclusively on trademarks, and especially helping entrepreneurs and small-medium sized businesses get world class advice about their trademark rights at reasonable cost.
We strive to make it as convenient as possible for you. We handle everything by phone, email or Skype and bring our expertise and customer-friendly service right to you. There is no need to travel or meet in person, and we will always feel like your ‘friendly, local trademark lawyer’.
We are responsive and move quickly. We try to respond to all reasonable inquiries within 2 business days and most trademark applications are filed in just a few days from the client engaging us.
Trademarks can be among your greatest business assets. However, we know that your time and money is scarce and valuable. We will not burden you with unnecessary legalese and we will ensure that our recommendations reflect your budget.
A trademark is a mark that distinguishes goods or services in the marketplace.
In Canada, a trademark is either a ‘wordmark’ composed of a word or words, or a ‘design mark’ which is composed of a design with or without words, or in a few rare cases, a ‘distinguishing guise’. More exotic forms of trademarks such as smells and colours (by themselves) have not yet been recognized as trademarks in Canada.
A trademark in Canada may be a name, logo, slogan, or design.
It is very important that your lawyers themselves have an entrepreneurial mindset and understand the goals and limitations of entrepreneurs. That is where we come in. Our knowledge of this complex area of the law, our experience working for entrepreuneurs and registering hundreds of trademarks per year while avoiding costs and problems for businesses like yours means that you will get the best trademark services at the right cost.
Our firm, Miltons IP, was founded in 2000 on a commitment to provide excellent service at fair prices, quickly and responsively. We have grown steadily ever since and now are one of the top 30 trademark filers in Canada, filing and prosecuting hundreds of marks every year.
Our expertise is in cost-effective filing, prosecution and management of small to medium-sized portfolios of applications which have a fair degree of complexity. Most of our clients are small and medium sized trademark owners.
Our promise is to make the process as seamless and straightforward as possible – subject of course to the complexities of trademark law, and the occasional challenges of dealing with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) which is the government agency which handles trademark applications in Canada.