Haliburton County is hoping to change a trademark error that could end up costing local businesses.

Minden resident Michael Stinson trademarked the name “Haliburton” in 2015 and it was approved earlier this year by Industry Canada.

The Trade-mark Act states names of places cannot be registered.

However, the act also says once a trademark is granted, it cannot be rescinded.

Councilor Murray Fearrey says Ottawa needs to fix this situation.

Stinson says the county could have opposed the trademark.

Stinston also mentioned he has no intentions of giving any businesses any legal trouble.

Warden Brent Devolin said in council chambers that Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock M.P. Jamie Schmale is currently looking into the issue.