The date your completed application is officially received at the Industrial Design Office.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
An agency of Industry Canada that administers Canada's intellectual property legislation and regulations regarding patents, trade-marks, copyright, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies.
Certificate of registration
A certificate stating that the design has been registered in accordance with the Industrial Design Act.
Convention priority applies in countries (including Canada) that have signed an international treaty called the Paris Convention. It is a protocol that gives an applicant six months from the filing date in one country to subsequently file an application in another country. The subsequent application is considered as if it had been filed on the earlier date.
The exclusive rights in literary, artistic, dramatic or musical works (including computer programs) and three other subject matter known as: performances, sound recordings and communication signals.
Formal statement that you are the proprietor (owner) of the design and that, to your knowledge, no one else was using the design when you created it
A description is a basic requirement of an application for an industrial design. It identifies the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament that comprise the design, and indicates whether the design resides in the entire article or a portion of it.
Drawings and photographs disclose the industrial design and are a basic requirement of a design application.
The process through which the Industrial Design Office decides whether a design warrants registration. The main objective is to determine if the design is indeed design subject matter, that it is original and that the documentation meets the requirements of the Industrial Design Act and Industrial Design Regulations.
Fee required in order to maintain the rights to an industrial design for a second five-year period.
Signaling that a design is registered by placing a capital "D" in a circle, along with the name, or abbreviation, of the design's proprietor on the object to which the design has been applied, or to its label or packaging.