The first step to registering your trademark

The first step to registering your trademark

Where do you start with small business brand protection? The first step to protecting a brand online using a trademark is the pre-filing search.  This step is not mandatory, but could end up saving you a lot of time and money. It identifies any obstacles...

2 Ways to stop copycats from stealing your profits and affecting your bottom line, Part One

2 Ways to stop copycats from stealing your profits and affecting your bottom line, Part One

To remain competitive in times of crisis or uncertainty, it’s crucial for most businesses to cut unnecessary expenses in order to survive. One very satisfying way to cut costs without much effort is to stop copycats from stealing your profits.

When you read or hear about copycats, you might think of foreign businesses selling counterfeit products or non-existent services, a widespread practice that is very damaging to brands.
The most common type of copycat, however, is the one prowling in your backyard.

3 ways to prevent trademark infringement without breaking the bank

3 ways to prevent trademark infringement without breaking the bank

When you’re a small business owner, you don’t necessarily know what your rights and responsibilities are when it comes to protecting your business from trademark infringement. In this article, I’m going to take you through three ways to prevent trademark infringement by copycats of any size or industry.

Why did I create Markably.ca?

https://youtu.be/HQv70tYTRmc Because in today’s digital marketplace, protecting your brand online is more important than ever. As a trademark lawyer, I’ve seen young start-ups, small business owners, and entrepreneurs skipping that part of their growth cycle. And that...

Your brand is vulnerable online anywhere

https://youtu.be/SWrFJlxqhME Your brand is vulnerable online anywhere people can interact and engage with you. And you WILL be found. In fact, Google is searched more than 63,000 times per second - every day. So make sure YOU control who they find. The REAL YOU....

The reviews are in!

https://youtu.be/XfvBHRJr4YY Early Markably.ca users say it’s an easy and approachable tool for registering trademarks! And a better way for small businesses to protect their brands – and to protect those brands EARLY. ✔️ Choose the package that best fits your...

Your intellectual property – MUST be protected

https://youtu.be/zD-uAZ-_KNg Your intellectual property - trademarks, patents, brands, databases, trade secrets, etc., are the most important assets your business holds. And they MUST be protected. Markably.ca is the online trademark registration tool that intuitively...

What Does Real Estate Have to do With Trademark Registration?

What Does Real Estate Have to do With Trademark Registration?

Plenty my friend, plenty. I’d go so far as to say it has everything to do with Markably - and its vision to protect online ideas as well as real world real estate! Heck, you built it. You should have a right to keep it safe. Today’s digital marketplace drives...

The Five Ws of Online Brand Protection

The Five Ws of Online Brand Protection

Life comes at you fast these days, doesn’t it? It feels like only yesterday that I was still trudging down Bay Street in Toronto a life that many young lawyers aspire to have. But I’m not most young lawyers. Or at least I wasn’t (again, with that time flying by...

Get your free online brand protection toolkit

Get your free online brand protection toolkit

Businesses of every size, in every vertical must protect their intellectual property. If you don’t, you will lose money. It’s as simple as that. WHY? Because people are looking for you digitally. A lot of people. Google is searched more than 63,000 times...

Innovation needs an origin story, they said – Full Story

Innovation needs an origin story, they said – Full Story

Successful businesses don’t just pop out of the ether. Were that true, the world would be full of lazy (but rich!) entrepreneurs just sloth’ing around wallowing in their achievements, and there would be nothing left to invent or innovate! No, unfortunately (or...

Consolidate Innovation

Consolidate Innovation

As the online world evolved, I realized what I called ‘housekeeping’ was a system. Systems are what make one half of the population glaze over. And the other half of the population the energy needed to put on that superhero cape and protect the brilliance of the...

“52 Pickup” Your Faith in Innovation

“52 Pickup” Your Faith in Innovation

Who remembers the game 52 Pickup? Depending on the rules, it’s the game that became ‘Solitaire’ - one of the earliest ubiquitous pieces of gaming software that was built into our mainstream user systems. Random fact: Did you know that the first piece of demonstrated...

Innovation needs an origin story, they said

Innovation needs an origin story, they said

Successful businesses don’t just pop out of the ether. Were that true, the world would be full of lazy (but rich!) entrepreneurs just sloth’ing around wallowing in their achievements, and there would be nothing left to invent or innovate! No, unfortunately (or...