Trademarks are registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”). On CIPO’s website (http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/), it suggests that you before applying, prospective applicants take the following two steps: (1) consult CIPO’s Guide to Trademarks and (2) consult their guide to the trademarks application process. This fact sheet will summarize the details of the aforementioned two steps. Guide to Trademarks To register a trademark, one must first understand what a trademark is. As per CIPO’s website, “trademarks may be one or a combination of words, sounds or designs used to distinguish the goods or services of one person or organization from those.