Protection of intellectual property in Canada is primarily regulated by the federal government.
Alberta governs intellectual property as it relates to establishing a business (trade name registration, company transfers and licensing a business).
Federal statutes regulate patents, trademarks, copyright and moral rights, industrial designs, topography rights and plant breeders' rights.
- The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
- The Canadian Intellectual Property Office administers and processes most intellectual property legislation in Canada. CIPO oversees intellectual property regulation for:
- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency manages plant breeders’ rights.
- Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency
- The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency arranges for content users to have immediate, legal access to the copyright protected materials, while ensuring that creators and publishers are fairly compensated.
- Copyright and intellectual property
- Canada Business explains how intellectual property regulation can help protect your business.
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada is a professional association that promotes and protects intellectual property: patents for inventions, trade marks, copyright and industrial designs.
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Date Updated: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:28:47