A trademark filing process starts with a Trademark Search. It is important that you check if your proposed trademark is not being used in Canada.
The cost of a basic search is $39.95 plus tax. You will receive a report that identifies all similar existing trademarks to the one you are proposing. This report will assist you in making a decision to proceed with registration or make amendments to the proposed trademark.
A more detailed trademark search is also available. This search would check multiple databases to see if the proposed name is already in use.
If the proposed trademark is not used by anyone else, you can proceed with filing your trademark application.