News Haliburton County unhappy with Ottawa for granting trademark of the name “Haliburton” to a private citizen SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, Jul. 26th, 2017 The Haliburton sign (Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton) 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 However, the act also says once a trademark is granted, it cannot be rescinded.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. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/MF-1.mp3 Stinson says the county could have opposed the trademark. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Stinson-1.mp3 Stinston also mentioned he has no intentions of giving any businesses any legal trouble. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Stinson-2.mp3 Warden Brent Devolin said in council chambers that Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock M.P. Jamie Schmale is currently looking into the issue.