Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide a money-back guarantee?
The ultimate decision about your Canadian trademark application is made by the CIPO. For that reason, we cannot provide a money-back guarantee. We can, however, guarantee expertise – and our expertise almost always results in success. When it comes to trademark registration, 100% money-back guarantees are a marketing gimmick.Permalink
Do you offer payment plans or deferred payment?
Because our fees are already among the lowest in North America, 70% lower than other firms, we cannot offer payment plans or deferred payment. Our quick turnaround also does not support payment plans or deferred payments. All of the lawyer work for your application is completed within 5 to 7 business days.Permalink
Can I get a refund?
If for any reason you are unsatisfied with our service prior to completing work on your trademark application, we will issue you a full refund.Permalink
What does it cost to renew my Canadian trademark registration?
Your renewal cost is dependent on the number of classes of products and/or services your registration covers. If paid online, renewal fee is $400.00 (CAD) for the first class, plus $125 (CAD) for each additional class listed in the registration.Permalink
Is renewal of my trademark registration covered under your fees?
No. Renewal of your trademark registration is not included in our fees.Permalink
What if I can’t file my trademark application because of a conflict identified in my search?
If you wish to stop the application process part way, you will still receive an expertly drafted application that you can then carry forward with your new trademark. We can also counsel you on choosing a trademark to avoid conflicts.Permalink
How much are the government filing fees for a US trademark application?
The government filing fee for a US trademark application is $275 (USD) per class of products or services.Permalink
How much are the government filing fees for a Canadian trademark application?
The government filing fee for a single-class Canadian trademark application is $330 (CAD). Each additional class of products or services requires an extra $100 (CAD) fee.Permalink
Do you offer free searches?
No. We take pride in protecting you and your investment, so your business can flourish. We simply can’t stand by marketing gimmicks that set you up to fail.Permalink
How do you offer such low rates?
For our Light Touch service, we are able to minimize lawyer fees by helping you only with the hard part of your trademark application and letting you handle the rest.Permalink
Are your fees inclusive?
The fees on our website are inclusive other than sales tax and government filing fees, as these can vary.Permalink
What currency can I pay in?
All fees for legal services are in Canadian dollars (CAD). Because we are USPTO-qualified, we also offer our US trademark registration services in CAD, which gives clients excellent savings on their US applications. USPTO government fees have to be paid in US dollars (USD).Permalink
How do the government filing fees work?
Government filing fees are not charged per application but per ‘class’ of products or services. Products and services in a trademark application are categorized into 45 different classes. So, if you file a trademark application for ‘running shoes’ (Class 25) and ‘computer software development’ (Class 42), you would have to pay government filing fees for two classes.Permalink
What are your fees for handling a trademark opposition?
Our hourly fees vary (depending on the practitioner) from $250 to $500 (CAD).Permalink
What are your fees for responding to a substantive refusal?
Our flat fee for preparing and filing a substantive response is $850 (CAD) plus tax.Permalink
Are there any additional fees after my application is filed?
In most cases, the fees we provide on our website represent the complete, transparent picture of fees, from filing to registration, other than the government filing fees and sales tax. However, there are two rare but possible outcomes that could result in additional fees: 1. a substantive refusal, and 2. an opposition.Permalink
How do your fees compare to law firm fees?
A full-service law firm typically charges by the hour with a single trademark application running up to $4,000 (CAD) or more. We offer the same (or better) expertise for comparable services, but at an average ‘budget’ price point of 70% cheaper.Permalink
How will I know what my government filing fees amount to?
We will be able to estimate your government filing fees after we prepare your draft trademark application. Government filing fees are calculated based on the number of classes of products and/or services your application covers.Permalink
What if my application is refused, do I get my money back?
The final decision about Canadian trademark registration is made by the CIPO, about 18 to 24 months into the process. For that reason, if the CIPO has refused your application, we cannot provide a refund.Permalink
What are your fees?
Our fees are among the lowest in North America, 70% lower than other firms. You can find out more about our fees on our [Overview](https://heirlumeco.com/en-us/services/overview/ "Overview") page.Permalink