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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  • CIPO and the European Patent Office sign patent agreement

    CIPO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the European Patent Office (EPO) to establish a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot based on both nationally filed and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT-PPH) work products.

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