Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO; French: Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada) is the patent, trademark, and copyright administration body of Canada. Structurally the CIPO functions as a Special Operating Agency (SOA) which is associated with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

CIPO also administers industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies. The Plant Breeders' Right's Act is administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Canadian Patents Database[edit]

The on-line patent database is searchable from 1869 but full details are only available from 1978.[1]

Canadian Trademarks Database[edit]

Search over 140 years of Canadian trademarks data, covering more than 1.2 million Canadian trademarks.[2]

Canadian Industrial Designs Database[edit]

Search the Canadian Industrial Designs Database to find registered designs.[3]

Canadian Copyrights Database[edit]

Search the Canadian Copyrights Database to find registered copyrights.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Office, Government of Canada, Industry Canada, Office of the Deputy Minister, Canadian Intellectual Property. "Canadian Patent Database / Base de données sur les brevets canadiens".
  2. ^ http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr03082.html
  3. ^ "Basic search - Canadian Industrial Designs Database - Canadian Intellectual Property Office - Intellectual property and copyright - Industry Canada".
  4. ^ "Search - Canadian Copyrights Database - Canadian Intellectual Property Office - Intellectual property and copyright - Industry Canada".

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