Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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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.

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Trademarks

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

Patents

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

Copyright

Protection for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

Industrial designs

Protection for the original visual features of an article.

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News

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Priorities

  • “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?”