Intellectual property and copyright

Intellectual property and copyright

Protecting your intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and using IP as a business tool.

Services and information

Intellectual property basics

The basics of intellectual property and how to protect your brand, innovation or creation.

Manage your intellectual property

Build and implement your IP strategy, protect your IP in Canada and abroad, enforce your IP rights


Accessing the trademarks database or registering a combination of words, sounds or designs.


Searching or applying for registration of exclusive rights for an invention, a product or a process.


Providing protection for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

Industrial designs

Searching or applying to protect the original visual features of a product.

Plant breeders' rights

How plant breeders can protect new plant varieties.

Integrated circuit topographies

Applying to protect electronic circuits or layout designs.

Intellectual property databases

Searching for trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs or other goods and services.

Services for patent and trademark agents

Guidance and services for IP agents, including how to become an authorized agent.

Commercialization and licensing opportunities

How to license innovative technologies developed by the government.

Canada's Intellectual Property Strategy

How and why the government will provide businesses with access to the best possible IP resources.

Intellectual property for federal public servants

IP services for federal public servants, including IP advice and training.


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