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.


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....

Please see full Chapter below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

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.

© MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.