Hello friends, and fellow Canadian small business owners.
Here is a quick update on my Canadian registered trademark, CAROLLYNE. May 11th, 2015 marked the date of the Oral Hearing (part of a Section 45 proceeding) at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. I didn’t participate in this opportunity, since my well earned dollars are being utilized for other important life events.
Different parts of a Section 45 were introduced to me by a lawyer at different stages along the way. It’s amazing how the costs to defend a registered trademark can expand like the universe. I highly recommend everyone in a similar legal predicament take the time to read up on the processes of a Section 45, and ask how much each part costs.. An original quote of 3,000-6,000 can balloon to over $35,000 in no time.
Such is life. Oh, I made a ridiculous home movie. Share and Enjoy.