Canada Business provides a comprehensive first stop
for information on government services, programs and regulatory requirements
for both the federal and provincial/territorial orders of government.
Canadian Copyrights Database
Online database including all Canadian copyrights which were registered
since October 1, 1991, pursuant to the Copyright Act.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
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' Rights Act is one of them.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
An agency of Industry Canada that administers Canada's
intellectual property legislation and regulations regarding patents,
trade-marks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies
to ensure that they meet present and future client needs and best contribute
to the Canadian economy.
Canadian Patents Database
Online database containing patent bibliographical
information, descriptions and image documents on issued patents in
Canada since 1920.
Canadian Trade-marks Database
Online database containing all active and many inactive
marks that were either applied for or registered pursuant to the current
Canadian Trade-marks Act or former trade-mark legislation.
A concisewritten statement that defines the invention
covered by the patent application. The patent protects what falls within
that definition. Anything outside the identified claim is not protected.
Confidentiality agreements, known also as non-disclosure
agreements, are contracts in which the parties agree not to disclose
the secret information they share and not to make unauthorised use of
such information (e.g. a secret innovation or creation).
The right to copy which means that an owner is the only
person who may copy his or her work or permit someone else to do so.
Federal legislation governing copyright in Canada
A document specifying the title and type of work protected
along with other information from a copyright file with the Copyright
Violation of copyright through unauthorized copying
or use of a work or other subject matter under copyright.
Legal agreement granting someone permission to use a
work for certain purposes or under certain conditions. A licence does
not constitute a change in ownership of the copyright.
The office that is responsible for registering copyrights.
Registration means that the office has recorded the details of the copyright
and has issued a certificate of registration. The Copyright Office is
part of CIPO's Copyright and Industrial Design Branch. The Branch maintains
the Register of Copyrights, which contains information regarding specific
copyrights. The Branch also maintains a Register of copyright assignments
and licences. Copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies
are all managed under the direction of the Copyright and Industrial Design
In general, copyright means the sole right to produce
or reproduce a work or a substantial part of it in any form.