Marketplace Framework Policy
The marketplace framework is the legal and regulatory environment within which business and consumers must function. Effective marketplace framework policies ensure that Canada's marketplace is structured to encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, investment and competitiveness, while protecting the interest of Canadian citizens.
The marketplace framework encompasses the following policy areas:
- Corporate Law Policy
- Insolvency Law Policy
- Foreign Investment Policy
- Competition Policy
- Copyright Policy
- Trademark and Industrial Design Policy
- Patent Policy
For information about the international dimensions of marketplace framework policies on intellectual property, see International Intellectual Property Policy.
The Marketplace Framework Policy Branch undertakes research and consults with stakeholders, monitors domestic and international developments, develops specific policy proposals and legislative initiatives, and facilitates the legislative process. The Branch also works to enhance public and private stakeholders' understanding, advises Government of Canada officials, and participates in international discussions and negotiations on related issues.
- Date modified: