What is Intellectual Property


Legal

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. 

 

 

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. 

Intellectual property has been recognized as the economic currency of the future and is critical to innovation and prosperity. In the current economic climate, the proper protection of intellectual property rights is crucial for Canadian business and the Canadian economy. The theft of intellectual property rights costs the Canadian economy billions of dollars every year and the influx of counterfeit and pirated goods puts the health and safety of Canadians at risk.