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Consumer

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

 

Business

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.

 

International

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. 

Canada's Proposed Combating Counterfeit Products Act (Bill C-56)


The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the CIPC welcome the introduction to Canada's proposed combating counterfeit products act (Bill C-56). We urge all political parties to support the bill and ensure the speedy passage of this important legislation. To read Bill C-56, click here

 

 

The Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-32)


Government website www.balancedcopyright.gc.ca

 

In the media:
National Post, June 3, 2010
Canoe.ca, June 3, 2010
Winnipeg Free Press, June 3, 2010

 

CIPC and Canadian Chamber applaud changes to proceeds of crime regulations


 

Our response to this proposed change can be found here.