A． Costs Estimate For Trade Marks Application in Canada
(for one trade mark per class & for simple straightforward application)
(Prevailing exchange rate of CAD to HKD is CAD 1=HKD 5.8, rounded up to nearest HKD dollar)
Ⅰ. SEARCH查詢(Optional 非必須的)
Availability Search (One mark one class, same fees for additional class(es)):
a) On-line Availability Search (Optional but recommended) $3,190 $550
b) Words search 文字查詢 $4，640 $800
c) Logo search 圖案查詢 $4，640 $800
*Search will be charge per logo per class* 查詢費用以每個圖形及類別計算
Ⅱ. FILING OF APPLICATION 申請費用
(for one trademark one class 以一個商標申請一個類別計算) $5，510 $950
Multi-class application-each additional class of the same mark $3,770 $650
（Fees consists of preparing and handling of the required Power of Attorney Document, filing the application and reporting the status of filing particulars, government fees） 此費用包括協助申請人選擇申請類別﹑準備和提交申請﹑繳付官方費用以及報告。
Validity: TEN (10) years. 有效期為十年.
Ⅲ.ACCEPTANCE OF REGISTRATION 登報及注冊費
(for one trademark one class以一個商標申請一個類別計算) $4，060 $700
Multi-class application-each additional class of the same mark
多項類別申請---同一商標每多一項類別費 $2，610 $450
（Fees consists of reporting Acceptance & Advertisement of the application
(for opposition purposes), publication and government registration fees, obtaining and forwarding the Certificate of Registration.)費用包括報告公告的許可通知﹑辦理公告事宜﹑報告獲準注冊通知﹑領取及寄上注冊證書以及繳付官方費用。
Ⅳ.MISC.(Additional Service Charges 額外服務)
a) "Declaration of Use" for proposed use application
申請之商標使用宣誓(for one trademark one class 以一個商標一個類別計算) $2，030 $350
Multi-class-each additional class of the same mark
多項類別申請---同一商標每多一項類別費 $1，305 $225
If the trademark is not yet used in Canada, it is necessary to prepare this Declaration of Use. If the trademark is currently used in Canada and involved in business activities, this fee can be eliminated. 如這商標未曾在加拿大使用，那么便需要作出宣誓，但如果商標一直在加拿大被使用，此費用可免除。
b) Drafting, Amending and Filing Arguments 申辯費用
(simple argument per case) $3,190 $550
The argument fees may be adjusted based on the complexity of the cases, -$11,600 -$2,000
Separate quotation will be issued for cases involving court proceeding.
C) Renewal 續期
(for 10 years; Filing Renewal + Statement of Use; one mark one class) $10,730 $1,850
The costs are acceptable for each mark in each class. Specimens showing the mark is
actually used should be provided.
d) Change of Address/Name of Applicant 更換申請人名稱或地址 $3，190 $550
e) Assignment (for the first mark)轉讓（第一個商標） depends on complexity
Each additional mark 每加多一個類別 depends on complexity
Preparing and executing the Assignment document. For Assignment without
goodwill, additional advertising is required. 費用包括準備有關轉讓文件﹑
Procedure for applying trade mark registration
Ⅰ. A word, logo or both, which is distinctive, can be applied for trademark registration.
Ⅱ. An availability search is usually recommended to find out whether there is any similar or identical filed/registered marks which may bar your application. After the search, the filing of the mark will be applied in the specified class with up to 10 designated goods or services. There are totally 45 classes. The fees for trademark application is for 15 years and the trademark could be renewed every 15 years.
Ⅲ. Multi-class application is admitted in Canada.
Ⅳ. The mark will be examined and advertised for opposition in the Trade-Marks Journal about six (6) weeks after the date of the notice of acceptance. If no opposition (i.e. no one opposes your application) is filed within opposition period (three months) or extension, then the trademark will be registered upon receiving the registration fees, then a Registration Certificate will be issued. A straight-forward trade mark application (i.e. no official action and/or third party objection) in Canada normally takes on average 12 to 15 months to mature to registration. However, if the application was based upon proposed use and there is a delay about using the mark in Canada the time may be considerably longer as the registration will not issue until the mark has been used and the declaration of use is filed.
1. It is important to note that all figures given above are estimates rather than strict quotations, and are representative of our typical current charges on ordinary cases of ordinary complexity. The cost will be higher if, in carrying out the work, more time is required than is here anticipated, or if any additional matters or points arise. The estimates are based upon the information that is presently available and prevailing exchange rates (other than HKD and AUD mentioned above). We cannot guarantee the estimates for obvious reasons.