Intellectual Property in Canada
- National Organizations
The organization responsible for intellectual property in Canada is the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
The Copyright Policy Branch for copyright
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Regional Organizations
- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
- International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
National Regulation and International Agreements
|Type of property and law||Validity||International Agreements Signed|
Laws on Patents
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Laws on Trademarks
|15 years renewable||
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Laws on Designs
|5 years renewable|
Laws on copyright
|50 years after the death of the author.||
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Protection of industrial models
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