Canadian Industrial Designs Database

Basic search

Improved bilingual search capability

We have added a feature to help you to conduct searches in both English and French. This will help to ensure that your search query includes more terms, thereby resulting in an increased results list. This improvement will be of interest to those of you who know your search criteria in one of Canada's official languages but not in the other. If you do not wish to make use of this feature, you can still conduct a simple basic search. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the Searching with English and French Criteria section.

You can also conduct an Advanced search and a Status search.

Visit the Searching Tips section to help you with your search.


The database was last updated on : 2024-07-18

Search criteria

Please note - If you do not know what the search criteria is in the alternative official language, you can search for and include the terms that you need by selecting 'English to French' or 'French to English' and clicking on the 'Search' button. You will receive an invitation to link to TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's linguistic data bank. If you accept, you will be able to select criteria from a list of alternative language equivalents that are organized by subject category. Once you complete your selection, the chosen criteria will be added to the 'Enter search criteria' field and the search will take place automatically.

For more detailed instructions, please refer to Searching with English and French Criteria.

Last updated: