Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course - Fall 2018

Held on August 31, 2018 – November 16, 2019, 2018

Curriculum

The curriculum will cover topics tested in the exam:

  • Pre-advertisement issues corresponding to PART A of the Exam including searching and availability, filing applications, responding to office actions, section 12(2) and 14 affidavits.

  • Post-advertisement issues corresponding to PART B of the Exam including opposition proceedings, section 45 proceedings, licensing, assignments, renewals, infringement and passing off.

Format

The course is conducted online over 10 weeks and includes:

  • comprehensive reading material
  • weekly practice assignments reviewed by instructors
  • simulated exam questions (Q&A)
  • discussion forum
  • webinar recordings on the review of case law

A Series of Webinar Recordings

Case study webinars will assist candidates in interpreting jurisprudence, the Trade-marks Act and the Trade-marks Regulations

A former Trademark Agent Examining Board member will offer guidance on preparing for and writing the Exam. 

Assignments

 

Assignment Due Dates

UNIT 1
Trademark Searching & Availability

September 7

UNIT 2
Preparing and Filing the Trademark Application

September 14

UNIT 3
Office Actions – Conformity (Section 30)

September 21 

UNIT 4
Office Actions – Inherent Registrability (Section 12)

September 28 

UNIT 5
Office Actions – Entitlement (Section 16)

October 5

UNIT 6
Grounds of Opposition (Section 38(2)(a)) – Conformity

October 12

UNIT 7
Grounds of Opposition (Section 38(2)(b)) – Registrability

October 19

UNIT 8
Grounds of Opposition (Section 38(2)(c) and (d)) – Entitlement and Distinctiveness

October 26

UNIT 9
Allowance, Renewals, Assignments, Licensing, Passing Off, Infringement, Combating Counterfeit Products Act

November 2

UNIT 10
Section 45 Proceedings

November 9


Is this course right for you?

The course is aimed at candidates who possess an understanding of:

  • the basic principles of trademark law, including descriptiveness, distinctiveness, confusion, and entitlement;

  • the trademark process from filing to registration and beyond, including exposure to office actions involving technical and substantive objections, and to assignments and licensing;

  • opposition and summary non-use cancellation proceedings, including exposure to opposition pleadings and evidence.

Testimonial: TM Exam Prep Testimonials (E)

 

 

Continuing Professional Development

  Hours
Law Society of Ontario9
Law Society of British Columbia30
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba30
Law Society of Alberta30

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant

Continuing Professional Development

This program may be eligible for up to:

  • 10 substantive hours for viewing the case study webinar recordings (1 hour per webinar)
  • 20 substantive hours for completing the assignments (2 hours per assignment)

Trademark Agent Examination

Please contact CIPO directly at IC.CIPOAgentExams-OPICExamenAgent.IC@canada.ca for further information regarding the date and registration deadline of the 2018 Examination.

CIPO website: click here