Trademark infringement is a violation of the exclusive rights attached to a trademark without the authorization of the trademark owner or any licensees (provided that such authorization was within the scope of the license). Infringement may occur when one party, the “infringer,” uses a trademark that is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark owned by another party in relation to products or services that are identical or similar to the products or services that the registration covers. An owner of a trademark may commence legal proceedings against a party that infringes its registration.
If you are interested in producing any merchandise that utilizes any of the RCMP’s protected marks, or any likeness of a Mountie, you are encouraged to contact us to have an open discussion on the project to ensure there are no legal issues.
All RCMP Licensee’s and licensed products will contain the markings of the RCMP Foundation and/or a serialized holograph sticker.
If you have a question about whether a product is licensed or not, please send us an image and details to the email [email protected] and we will respond within 1 business day as to the products legitimacy.
To ensure that there is no confusion, both the Canada and US Trademark databases can be searched to review the protected marks.