An agency of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada delivering all federal inspection services related to food, animal health, and plant protection. CFIA administers and enforces 13 federal acts and their respective regulations; the Plant Breeders' Right Act is one of them.
A Special Operating Agency of Industry Canada that administers Canada's intellectual property legislation and regulations regarding patents, trade-marks, copyright, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies to ensure that they meet present and future client needs, and best contribute to the Canadian economy.
Canada's premier innovation assistance program for Canadian SMEs. NRC-IRAP provides Canadian SMEs with value-added technological and business advice,
financial assistance and a range of other innovation assistance
The department of Industry Canada works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
A federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products, services, or processes.
It administers the laws relating to patents and trade-marks in the United States. It also provides advice on patent, trade-mark and copyright protection, as well as trade-related aspects of intellectual property.
An international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works - intellectual property - are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations.