Help With Trademark Matters


Typically, if you want registered ​​trademark protection somewhere – e.g., in Canada and/or the United States – you must apply…

Estranged Bedfellows? Partnerships & Co-ownership of Patent Rights


Whether you and a few friends invented the next big thing – or even if you came up with it…

IP Canada Report 2016


Where do Canadians file, and who files in Canada, for IP protection? The Canadian IP Office has released the IP…

Deceptively Clear? Geographic Names & Trademarks in Canada


The Canadian IP Office will change how it examines geographic names in trademarks. See the linked Practice Notice for guidance…

16 November 1976: Canada Granted Patent Number One Million


Forty years ago, Canada granted its 1 millionth patent. Today, the Canadian IP Office celebrates this milestone, and invites you…

What is Copyright? See the Canadian IP
Office’s New Video on YouTube


The Canadian IP Office invites you to check out their new video which appears on the Innovation, Science and Economic…