INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION -

Effectively protecting a business’s intellectual property rights has become an increasingly important element of safeguarding the success of many businesses nowadays. The following is a general overview of the four key areas of intellectual property protection: trade-mark, copyright, patent and industrial design.

TRADE-MARKS -

The Trade-marks Act defines a trade-mark as a mark that is used for the purpose of distinguishing wares or services manufactured, sold, leased, hired or performed by the owner of a trade-mark from similar wares or services of others.

A person can obtain registration in Canada of his/her foreign registered trade-mark, if the trade-mark has been used or made known in Canada, has been duly registered in its country of origin (which country must be a member of the Paris Convention, which covers most industrialized countries), or is actually used in Canada after the allowance of the application but before registration of the trade-mark....

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Topics:  Banking Sector, Canada, Copyright, Employment Policies, Energy Policy, Environmental Policies, Foreign Corporations, Foreign Investment, Healthcare, Industrial Design, Patents, Tax Incentives, Trademarks

Published In: General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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