In The News: Ottawa law firms join program aimed at protecting Amazon merchants' IP

Apr 30 2021

Partner Tim Bourne was featured in an Ottawa Business Journal article on April 27th to discuss his thoughts on Amazon's IP accelerator.

IP professionals can help guide Canadian merchants that sell their wares on Amazon through the often complex and time-consuming process of registering their trademarks with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Eight law firms from across Canada are taking part in the program, including Clancy PC and the Ottawa office of Ridout & Maybee LLP. 

Tim Bourne, an Ottawa-based partner at Ridout & Maybee, says the trademark application process, which often takes up to three years to complete, can be “a little daunting” for small businesses.

Anything to help lessen the burden of protecting valuable IP will only benefit Canadian companies, he adds.

“It just makes it easier for them to do business,” Bourne says.

To view the full article, please visit the Ottawa Business Journal website.

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Tags: Amazon, Firm News, Timothy Bourne, Trademarks