Are you currently operating a business and want to formalize your business structure? Do you know the difference between a sole proprietorship, S-corporation, limited liability corporation, and a corporation? We can register your business for you with the federal or provincial or state authorities and help you choose the business structure that is best suited for you.
A trademark refers to the protection of a word, series of words, a logo or a logo and words together that you use to identify your business. Trademark protection exists to protect creators of ideas and to protect the public from being misled about just who owns those ideas. Trademarking can be a long, government-intensive process. But it doesn’t have to be hard.
As a business owner, you should do everything in your power to protect your brand. If you have not registered your trademark, it's only a matter of time until another business registers it before you. Legal priority goes to the business that registers the trademark first, not who has been using it the longest. What this means is that whoever registers the trademark first can legally enforce others to change their business name, slogan, branding, course name, etc. At Conscious counsel, we will analyze several factors to decide if your brand is worth Trademarking and will submit your application with either or both the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Copyright is a protection that is meant to cover your original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. Good news! Copyright applies as soon as you create your artistic expression automatically! However, you’ll want to do more to protect your original work. The simplest way to build proof of the date of your original work is by registering for a certificate of copyright at the office in your jurisdiction (CIPO in Canada and the US Copyright Office in the US). Courts will accept any written or electronic proof that confirms the existence of your work, allowing us to help you protect your rights.