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.

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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. 

International Organizations



World Customs Organizations
The Global Anti-Counterfeiting Network
The World Intellectual Property Organization
The International Chamber of Commerce: Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy
The International Chamber of Commerce
The World Trade Organization TRIPS Gateway
The Global Intellectual Property Center
The International Anticounterfeiting Coalition

Within Canada

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
IP Osgoode



 International Action Plans

 World Customs Organization: Action Plan to Combat Counterfeiting