Engineers Canada

Intellectual Property

Official Marks and Trade-Marks

Engineers Canada owns a portfolio of official marks and trade-marks representing its corporate identity, the engineering designations, and various projects and initiatives it has undertaken.

Engineers Canada closely monitors use of its official marks and trade-marks to prevent the unauthorized adoption and use of any mark consisting of, or so nearly resembling as to be likely to be mistaken for, Engineers Canada’s official marks or trade-marks.

Among some of the official marks that Engineers Canada owns and monitors are:

ENGINEER
P.ENG.
ENGINEERING

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
CONSULTING ENGINEER
ENGINEERS CANADA

INGÉNIEUR
ING.
INGÉNIERIE

GÉNIE
INGÉNIEUR CONSEIL
INGÉNIEURS CANADA

If Engineers Canada determines that one of its official marks or trademarks is being used without permission or authorization, it will take immediate legal action to protect its rights.   

Protecting the Engineering Brand

Engineers Canada is responsible for preserving and protecting the engineering brand in Canada. To this end, Engineers Canada monitors advertisements of applications in the Trademarks Journal that resemble or comprise any of Engineers Canada’s protected intellectual property. The ownership of any official marks by Engineers Canada is a barrier against others applying for trademarks that are identical, however a consent or settlement may be possible in cases where the applicant is authorized to provide engineering services or if they employ licensed engineers in any of the Canadian jurisdictions.

To avoid circumstances where the public may be misled, Engineers Canada will oppose any application that contains any of its official marks and where the goods or services associated with those marks are not rendered by a person (corporate or individual) who is licensed to practice engineering in Canada.  

Registering a Canadian Corporation

If you intend to register a Canadian corporation with a corporate name that includes any of the official marks (e.g. T-Max’s Engineering Solutions), you will require an unconditional written consent from Engineers Canada in order to obtain a Certificate of Incorporation under the Canada Business Corporations Act. For more information, please see Registering a Canadian Corporation.

Questions?

For more information, please contact us at info@engineerscanada.ca or call 613.232.2474, or toll-free 1.877.408.9273.