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. 

Working Together for Change


As an affiliate of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the CIPC is able to effective lobby the government to ensure the promotion of intellectual property rights while at the same time keeping abreast of the concerns of the Canadian business community. Our membership represents a wide range of Canadian businesses including entertainment, consumer goods, software, electrical, legal professionals, pharmaceuticals and small business enterprises.

By working closely with law enforcement officials and members of the academic community, the CIPC is actively trying to promote better awareness and respect for intellectual property rights within Canada. The CIPC is also engaged on the international level through its participation in international meetings and events, and by working closely with a variety of international organizations. The CIPC works to ensure that IPR remains high on Canada’s policy agenda, both domestic and abroad.

While the Canadian government has begun to address the gaps in Canada IPR regime, much more needs to be done. The CIPC strives for the creation of an IPR environment in which Canadian businesses can prosper and Canadian consumers are safe from the dangers posed by counterfeit goods.

If you are interesting in becoming involved with this initiative, please contact:

Scott Smith
Director, Canadian Intellectual Property Council
613-238-4000 ext. 251