What we do for Intellectual Property


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. 

What we do:

The main objective of the CIPC is to ensure that the Canadian government adopts the necessary legislative reforms to ensure the protection and promotion of intellectual property rights. Among our primary concerns is the adoption of a new copyright bill which will ensure the proper environment for our innovative economy to prosper and improved resources for border and law enforcement officials in order to curb the rampant theft of IP occurring within our borders.  In order to accomplish these goals, the CIPC works to educate government officials, the general public and members of the Canadian business community on IPR issues.

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. By working with law enforcement officials and members of the academic community, the CIPC is able to develop educational programs designed to promote a better understanding of intellectual property rights in Canada. We are also working on the international front with various organizations to promote international IPR standards and to ensure that Canada offers a competitive IP environment in which our businesses can prosper. 

While the Canadian government has begun to address the gaps in Canada IPR regime, much more needs to be done. We are entering a new era of IPR in Canada and we encourage you to join with us to ensure that the needs of Canadian business are met.