Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include: patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies.



A brand or other sign that identifies a company’s goods and/or services.


An exclusive right granted for an invention – a product or process.


Protection for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

Industrial designs

Protection for the original visual features of an article.

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  • “Strong Girls, Strong world”—Recognizing the enormous potential and achievements of strong girls. #StrongGirls2014 #MalalaInCanada
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier covered in poppies along with two pictures of veterans.
  • An image of a guitar made up of different dollar amounts with the text “What are you saving for?”