One of the most important requirements for obtaining and maintaining trade-mark rights in Canada is proper use of the mark in accordance with the requirements of the Trade-marks Act. Trade-mark rights arise from adoption and use, and except in certain special cases, a trade-mark will not be registered in Canada unless and until it is used by its owner in Canada. The manner in which a trade-mark is used may enhance the practical and legal value of the mark. The opposite is also true.

type Trade-mark Use Guidelines