Accupro Trademark Services - Vancouver


What is a trade name then?

A trade name is used to identify your business or company. A company can be incorporated Federally or in any Provincial jurisdiction. A business name, often referred to as a proprietorship or partnership name, can be registered only in the Provincial jurisdictions.

Beware :

It is a common misconception amongst business owners that incorporation of a company or the registration of a proprietorship/partnership name affords you trade-mark protection.

"I have incorporated my company in British Columbia. I'm protected... right?". WRONG! 

A Trade name A Trade-mark
  • Identifies the name of your business.
  • Is registered with the various Provincial and Federal Corporations Directorates in Canada.
  • Protects the name of the product sold or the service performed by your company.
  • Is registered Federally with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.