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Canada general info

Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories. It is situated in the northern part of the continent of North America. It covers 9.98 million square kilometres and is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. The population of Canada is nearly 40 million in 2018. It borders on the USA and is washed by the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. Its capital is Ottawa, and its five largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa.


IP Legal Base in Canada

Patent Act
Trade-marks Act
Industrial Design Act
Integrated Circuit Topography Act
Public Servants Inventions Act
Integrated Circuit Topography Act
Copyright Act


International organizations/agreements

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs


Patent Office Contact Details

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria St., room C-114
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9
Phone: 1-866-997-1936
Fax: 819-953-2476 or 819-953-6742


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Canada are available in the fee calculator.


The information was verified by NEXUS LAW GROUP LLP on 02.05.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Canadian IP Laws