The Canadian Intellectual Property Council is a Canadian business coalition - supported by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce - designed to provide a central voice to press for stronger intellectual property protection both in Canada and worldwide. Launched on May 26th, 2008, the CIPC’s primary objective is to ensure that the Canadian government provides the necessary legislative framework and sufficient resources to better protect intellectual property rights. Our members represent a broad range of industries including pharmaceuticals, software, entertainment and consumer goods, all of which rely on intellectual property rights for their success.Our Mandate
Currently Canada lags in terms of the protection of IPR, a trend that has resulted in negative economic impacts and poses a threat to the health and safety of Canadian consumers. It is essential that the Canadian government adopt policy which will stimulate Canada’s knowledge based economy, thereby facilitating job growth and promoting innovation in these industries. Canada must provide a competitive IPR environment which will attract investment and allow Canadian businesses to grow and flourish. The adoption of stronger protection for IPR in Canada is also essential to protect Canadian consumers from the dangers of counterfeit goods. Every year that passes without the adoption of the proper legislation, more Canadians are exposed to harmful counterfeit products, which have been linked to organised crime and death.Our White Paper
A Time for Change: Toward a New Era for Intellectual Property Rights in Canada was released by the CIPC on February 3rd 2009. The report undertakes a detailed examination of Canada’s IPR regime and calls for immediate reforms.
Click here for a copy of the report.