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Intellectual property protection system in Canada

Intellectual Property in Canada

1Canada 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 approximately 35 million in 2015. 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.

International Country Code:  CA

Time zone: UTC/GMT-5

Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)

Brief information about Patent registration in Canada (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Canada (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Canada

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Canada

2. 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

3. International organizations/agreements

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Patent Law Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
WIPO Copyright Treaty

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria St., room C-114
Gatineau, QC J8X 3X1
Phone: 819-934-0544
Fax: 819-953-CIPO (2476); 819-953-OPIC (6742)
Email: ic.contact-contact.ic@canada.ca

5. IP registration costs

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

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Nexus Law Group LLP on 31/08/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Canadian IP Laws