IP Protection in Canada
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada. CIPO is the authoritative body in Canada for the large majority of IP matters and is responsible for the recording of patents, trade-marks, industrial designs and copyright in Canada. All sorts of people have a stake in intellectual property — business people, inventors, artists, designers, electronic microchip manufacturers, plant breeders and others. Whatever your particular interest, you’ll find the type of intellectual property that applies to you on CIPO’s Web site.
How They Can Help:
- Patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial design and ICT filings.
- Free education and information available.
- CIPO uses consultations and discussions to solicit feedback on changes to legislation, regulation, practice and operational issues.