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.
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.
Firefox recommends the PDF Plugin for Mac OS X for viewing PDF documents in your browser.
We can also show you Legal Updates using the Google Viewer; however, you will need to be logged into Google Docs to view them.
Please choose one of the above to proceed!
LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.