I'm Fay O'Brien, the founder of O'Brien Trademark Services. We're located in Ottawa, Canada and we protect our clients' trademark branding rights in Canada and internationally.
Trademarks are governed by a federal statute and what they do is provide intellectual property owners exclusive rights to their product or service branding, that can be enforced in litigation, or in protecting them from infringers taking or stealing their trademarks.
Not only do we handle the government's administrative process on behalf of clients, we also educate and inform our clients about the process, setting us apart from competitors who may be less responsive to clients' actual needs.
The most common problem experienced by intellectual property owners is that they are mislead into believing that this is a very simple process, entailing little more than filling out a form at the Canadian Trademark's Office.
In fact, this form is a complex legal document, with serious consequences for error - essentially, it is a deed to their intellectual property. At O'Brien's, we educate clients so that they have a clear understanding of what their rights are and what they should be including in their application or on their deed to get a strong, defensible registration.
At the end of the process a Certificate of Registration is received that gives clients' exclusive rights across Canada to use that trademark in any province.
Remember, your name is your business - we help you keep it that way!