Canada IP Overview

Canada joined WIPO in 1970 and is the contractor of the main international IP treaties including Paris Convention, Berne Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Budapest Treaty, and Rome Convention. Canada has also made progress in international IP, especially copyright cooperation in recent years-it joined WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty and WIPO Copyright Treaty in August 2014.
The main IP administrative agents are Industry Canada and its associating Special Operating Agency (SOA), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). CIPO’s areas of activity include patents, trademark, copyright, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies. Moreover, CIPO launched its Business Strategy 2012-2017 to increase its leadership and expertise in intellectual property support and to enhance innovation.

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    Add: 55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900, PO Box 2999 Station D, Ottawa ON K1P 5Y6, Canada
    Tel: +1 613 232 2486
    Fax: +1 613 232 8440
    Branch Offices: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary

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