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Copyright Modernization Act about Illegal Downloading

Jan 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Intellectual Property

Copyright Modernization Act about Illegal Downloading

An Act to amend the Copyright Act, also known as Bill C-11 or the Copyright Modernization Act, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012, and most of its provisions were brought into force on November 7, 2012. All remaining sections were brought into force by January 2, 2015. One of these sections requires Internet Service […]


May 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Intellectual Property


A trade-mark is a word, a symbol, a design (or a combination of these features), used to distinguish the wares or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace. Trade-marks come to represent not only actual wares and services, but the reputation of the producer. As such, they are considered […]

“All Rights Reserved”: Copyrights

May 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Business, Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Protection - copyrights

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office ( is responsible for registering copyrights in Canada, and is part of the Copyright and Industrial Design Branch of CIPO, an agency of Industry Canada. In addition to copyrights, CIPO is responsible for most other intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, trade-marks, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies. A poem, […]