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Canadian Legal Package for Start-ups

Canadian Legal Package For Start-ups CONCEPT LAW® program starts at 10:00 Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 8, 2018 and ends at 16:00 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, October 19, 2018. This program runs concurrently with the Canadian Trademark Applications for Startups Program and the U.S. Provisional Patent Applications for Start-ups Program. You got questions? We got answers.

1. Have not you done the same programs in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?

Yes. We have done the same three programs in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

2. What is the cost?

Canadian $2,000.00 plus HST for each start-up legal package.

3. What is included in the Canadian Start-up Legal Package?

(a) Preparation and filing of Articles of Incorporation for one (1) Federal Incorporation and also organization of the corporation after the incorporation (i.e. drafting necessary corporate resolutions, bylaws, registers, share certificates);

(b) Preparation and filing (including required searches) of one (1) Canadian trademark Application;

((c) Preparation of one (1) Shareholders' Agreement.

4. What about the Industry Canada incorporation filing fee and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office trademark application filing fee?

You have to pay $250.00 for the Industry Canada incorporation filing fee and $300.00 for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office trademark application filing fee.

5. Who qualifies for the program?

(a) You must be a start-up. This term is loosely defined, so this should be an easy requirement to meet. However, the final decision whether or not your company is a start-up is made by Pinsky Law.

(b) You must be located in Canada. Corporate and Trademark laws are federal laws, so your start-up and Pinsky Law don't have to be located in the same province. As such, our clients are located all over Canada and abroad.

(c) You must have at least one registered domain name. We recommend that companies register their company name, product names, and trademarks as domain names in all of the generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) (including .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .ca, and .us). You should also register domain typos, including singular and plural variations. Registering multiple domains is cheap insurance to protect against possible infringing use. Also, we recommend registering domains in the name of your company using the exact same contact information for each domain.

(d) You must contact us electronically via our website. The fee of $2,000.00 plus HST is the only fee Pinsky Law will charge for preparation and filing of (a) Preparation and filing of Articles of Incorporation for one (1) Federal Incorporation and also organization of the corporation after the incorporation (i.e. drafting necessary corporate resolutions, bylaws, registers, share certificates); (b) Preparation and filing (including required searches) of one (1) Canadian trademark Application; and (c) Preparation of one (1) Shareholders' Agreement.

(e) You must retain Pinsky Law as your trademark agent of record for prosecution of the trademark application we file on your behalf. Retainer agreement(s) retaining Pinsky Law must be signed and all payments pursuant to this program and the retainer agreement(s) must be made by you and received by Pinsky Law during the duration of this program between 10:00 Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 8, 2018, and 16:00 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, October 19, 2018. To be specific, the value of this offer is Canadian $2,700.00 for each Canadian Start-up Legal Package - our regular charge for federal incorporation and establishing of a federal corporation is $1,700.00; our regular charge for preparation of a shareholder agreement is $1,500.00; and our regular fee for preparation and filing of a Canadian trademark application is $1,500.00. The fee of $2,000.00 plus HST covers everything from retaining our law firm to filing of the Articles of Incorporation and properly establishing your corporation; preparation of the Shareholder Agreement; and preparation and filing of the trademark application, including the trademark search, application drafting, and application filing.

The fee of $2,000.00 does NOT cover any Industry Canada incorporation filing fee ($250.00) and does NOT cover any Canadian Intellectual Property Office's filing fees ($300.00). It also does NOT cover any costs after the filing of the trademark application (such as responding to office actions and/or opposition by third parties and the like). Most of the trademark applications we prepare, however, issue without major problems because we work hard to get them right initially.

6. Do the existing clients qualify?

This proposal is for start-ups that are new clients to Pinsky Law. This proposal is not for existing clients.

7. Why are you doing this?

First, we want to help. Despite what some economists and government officials have said recently, most of us appreciate that Canadian economy is not booming. Second, based on a survey that Pinsky Law conducted, each company has, on average, four unregistered trademarks. So, we are counting on your future business, as well as your referrals. We are being fair and straight with you. We will trust you to be fair and strait with us. 

8. Why $2,000.00?

Because it is a random number.

9. Can Pinsky Law prepare and file a U.S. trademark application(s) for us?

Yes, we can, but U.S. trademark application(s) is/are not included in this program.

10. How to engage Pinsky Law?

Step One. If you wish to participate in Canadian Trademarks for Start-ups program check the point #5 above to make sure that you and your company qualify for this program.

Step Two. Following the payment send us an eMail and we will schedule a consultation in our office to discuss specifics of your paperwork and your application(s). Telephone and eMail consultations are available, for those outside of Toronto and Barrie.

11. Anything else we need to know?

Pinsky Law reserves the right to cancel and/or modify this offer at any time. If this offer is wildly popular, then we might not be able to keep up with the demand. But we think that it would be a good problem to have. If we have to cancel or modify this offer, then we will do so via a comment on our website. You can find the post at the following URL: http://www.pinskylaw.ca/news/canadian-legal-package-startups.html.