Canadian Intellectual Property Office

    The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include: patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies.

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    Trademarks

    A brand or other sign that identifies a company’s goods and/or services.

    Patents

    An exclusive right granted for an invention – a product or process.

    Copyright

    Protection for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

    Industrial designs

    Protection for the original visual features of an article.

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    Priorities

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates renew the call for focused global political leadership and sustained financial commitments to ensure that maternal, newborn and child health remains a global development priority as the world moves beyond 2015 during a moderated discussion.
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