Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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Description The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include: 
Patents cover new inventions (process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter), or any new and useful improvement of an existing invention;  
Trade-marks are words, symbols or designs (or a combination of these), used to distinguish the wares or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace;  
Copyrights provide protection for artistic, dramatic, musical or literary works (including computer programs), and three other subject-matter known as: performance, sound recording and communication signal;  
Industrial designs are the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament (or any combination of these features), applied to a finished article of manufacture;  
Integrated circuit topographies refer to the three-dimensional configurations of electronic circuits embodied in integrated circuit products or layout designs
Dates Year round
Hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
You must make an appointment before your visit if you want to meet with specific employees.
Languages English ; French
Areas Served Markham
Address & Map
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria St, Room C-229
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
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Toll Free Phone Toll-free from anywhere in Canada and the U.S. to our Client Service Centre: 1-866-997-1936 
International calls only: 819-934-0544
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Mailing Address c/o Canadian Intellectual Property Office 
Place du Portage I 
50 Victoria St, Room C-114 
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
Office Phone 1-866-997-1936
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Subjects Copyrights ; Patents ; Trademarks


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