BILL C-56: Bill aimed at tackling counterfeit and pirated products has been tabled by the Minister of Industry.

June 29, 2012 Bill C-11 passed thrid reading in the Senate and received royal assent

The Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-32) was introduced on June 2, 2010. 




COUNTERFEITING IN THE CANADIAN MARKET: Canadian consumers are increasingly at risk from counterfeit goods. Some of these products have been linked to injuries and even death. CIPC works with brand owners and government to help protect consumers from potentially harmful goods.

For the latest advisories and recalls from Health Canada, click here



Every year Canadian businesses suffer revenue losses due to the theft of their intellectual property. The CIPC has published an IP Manual to help businesses protect their IP.



Across the world countries have started to realize the importance of protecting IPR.
The CIPC is particularly pleased by Canada’s continued participation in the ACTA process. The next round of negociations will take place in Switzerland in June 2010. 



On October 1 and 2, 2012 the CIPC and CACN jointly sponsored a unique training initiative in the southern Ontario area coordinated by Lorne M. Lipkus, Chair of the CIPC Education & Training Committee.


On October 1, 2012 approximately 35 members of law enforcement and customs spent the day at the Stony Creek Council Chambers hearing speakers deal with counterfeit related issues and meeting intellectual property rights holder representatives to discuss product identification. The law enforcement and customs representatives attended from surrounding RCMP attachments as well as local police jurisdictions and Regional Intelligence Officers of the CBSA and other government representatives.


On October 2, 2012 IP rights holder representatives attended at the CBSA Training Facility in Niagara Falls, Ontario and conducted four separate product identification training sessions for CBSA border agents commencing at 8 AM and ending at 6 PM. Over 55 attendees took advantage of this opportunity.


CIPC and CACN would like to thank the RCMP and CBSA for requesting and arranging this training initiative, and in particular Constable Kirk Campbell of the Hamilton detachment of the RCMP and Traci Mullane, Manager, Training & Learning for CBSA for their invaluable assistance.


Thanks also to representatives from numerous rights holders, including the following whose representatives attended both the October 1 and October 2, 2012 sessions:

Apple, Bottega Veneta, Canada Goose, Canon, Canadian Hockey Association, Calvin Klein, Coty, CSA Group, Deckers (UGG), Diesel, Eaton Electric, Gucci, Lacoste, Longchamp Microsoft, Molson, New Era Cap, Nike, Puma, Schneider Electric, The North Face, True Religion and World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) who attended on October 1, 2012.




Bank of Speakers
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office gives you the opportunity to organise your own workshop on Intellectual Property Rights. Click on the image for details.