Intellectual property

Protection of intellectual property in Canada is primarily regulated by the federal government.

Alberta legislation

Alberta governs intellectual property as it relates to establishing a business (trade name registration, company transfers and licensing a business).

Canadian legislation

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.

Resources

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.