Do I need to register a trade-mark?

Do I need to register a trade-mark?

The simple answer is no.

There is no mandatory requirement for registration of trade-marks at either the provincial or federal levels in Canada. Use of the trade-mark gives at least some rights under the common law depending on how extensively the trade-mark is used and how well known it has become the common law right may be limited to the geographic area which the trade-mark is used. The benefits to be derived from registration, including nation wideprotection are and these are discussed in “Registration of trade-marks”.