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Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO; French: Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada) is the patent, trademark, and copyright administration body of Canada. Structurally the CIPO functions as a Special Operating Agency (SOA) which is associated with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

CIPO also administers industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies. The Plant Breeders' Right's Act is administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.


Canadian Patents DatabaseEdit

The on-line patent database is searchable from 1869 but full details are only available from 1978.[1]

Canadian Trademarks DatabaseEdit

Search over 140 years of Canadian trademarks data, covering more than 1.2 million Canadian trademarks.[2]

Canadian Industrial Designs DatabaseEdit

Search the Canadian Industrial Designs Database to find registered designs.[3]

Canadian Copyrights DatabaseEdit

Search the Canadian Copyrights Database to find registered copyrights.[4]

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