Trade-Mark Services for Law Firms

As a lawyer needing to grow your practice without compromising quality, you need a solution that removes the obstacles to growth by evolving the services your firm provides to meet your customer’s expectations.

Intellectual Property (IP) matters are increasingly part of every lawyer’s practice. Matters of this nature can sometimes challenge a firm’s ability to work efficiently and effectively when IP is not a practice cornerstone.

For more than 25 years, ESC’s trade-marks team has been helping professionals and companies protect their trade-marks, without interfering in privileged client relations. You maintain your relationship with your clients, and you help them to protect their interests.

You don’t need to refer your clients away for Canadian, U.S. or global trade-mark services; let ESC, your trusted and proven service provider, look after the process on your behalf. Save your customer money while retaining your full service relationship.

Are Your Clients’ Trade-marks Well Protected?

Contribute to the success of your clients – register their trade-marks. Trade-marks often represent a company’s most valuable asset. Here are some of the advantages of having a registered Canadian trade-mark:

  • Presumption of title
  • Canada-wide exclusivity
  • Incontestability after 5 years
  • Ease of foreign registration
  • Discourages others from adopting a trade-mark that might cause confusion

Now you can turn to ESC for:

  • Trade-mark availability searches
  • Registration, assignment and renewals of trade-marks
  • Trade-mark monitoring services
  • Due diligence audit of client IP portfolio
  • Representation before Canada’s Trade-mark Opposition Board
  • Registration and assignments of copyrights
  • Recording security agreements on trade-marks
  • General support for your clients, including:
    • Ordering official documents
    • Preparing arguments
    • Drafting affidavits
    • Case law searches
    • Preparing assignments

Cost Effective Solutions as a Virtual Extension of Your Law Office

Preparing an application for trade-mark registration and tracking the process can be complicated and tedious. Turning to qualified professionals saves you time and money. We charge a set rate for most of our services, based on our fee schedule. Whether you need a trade-mark availability search or if you simply need to register a trade-mark, there will be no unpleasant surprises. Everything is clear, organized, and detailed. We look after your client with you.

You Have Incorporated Your Client – But What About the Intellectual Property?

As the IP asset that preserves your clients’ corporate and product brand and identity, a trade-mark must be intelligently created, meticulously protected and carefully maintained. It can be an on-going challenge helping your clients grow, enforce, protect and maintain a trade-mark portfolio that ultimately aligns with their business.

Working together on behalf of your clients, ESC’s trade-mark team can span the entire trade-mark life-cycle – from trade-mark clearance to assisting with administrative prosecution-driven tasks to enforcement and trade-mark maintenance.

Manage your firms’ operational efficiency while limiting risk by using ESC’s trade-mark services as a strategic advantage. Join the many firms who have benefited by offering cost effective solutions that satisfy customer trade-mark requirements and maintain customer relationships.