I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a link to the Canadian Trademark Registry and strongly suggest to any small business to reference this site if you are planning to launch a new business, product, idea, etc. and ensure that there is no Trademark already registered. This site is managed by the government of Canada and can save a lot of potential headaches for any entrepreneur to ensure they don’t land themselves in trouble. One more thing I like about this site – you don’t have to pay a company $20-$50 or more to find out whether some is trademarked – you can do it for free.
Anyway, here are a few screenshots of the service:
First I started by conducting a search for one of my favorite topics of late – Facebook – to see what trademarks are registered.
I was presented with a list of matches.
I selected to see the information for the Facebook Homepage Rectangle Design