In this webinar, counsel Kwan Loh and associate Tierney Deluzio explore Canada-specific issues that brand owners should keep in mind when looking to protect their trademarks in Canada. For example, use is not required to obtain a Canadian registration and Canadian Intellectual Property Office examiners can reject an application on the basis that the mark lacks distinctiveness. Brand owners should also beware of prohibited marks in Canada.

This webinar is part of a series on practical tips and strategies for global brand protection in Canada.(1) For the complete list of webinars, see "Canadian Trademarks: Protection Strategies for Global Brands".

For further information on this topic please contact Kwan T Loh or Tierney GB Deluzio at Smart & Biggar by telephone (+1 416 593 5514) or email ([email protected] or [email protected]). The Smart & Biggar website can be accessed at


(1) For earlier webinars in the series, see: