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Copyright, Trademarks and Patents

Links for information on Intellectual Property rights, copyrights and Trademarks databases

Explore the following links to find information about Intellectual Property rights, search copyrights and Trademarks databases.

Canada's Business and Consumer Site
www.ic.gc.ca/ic_wp-pa.htm

Canadian Copyrights Database
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/app/cipo/copyrights/displaySearch.do?language=eng

Canadian Trade-marks Database
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/app/cipo/trademarks/search/tmSearch.do?language=eng

Access to copyright permissions for publications. Pay per use.
www.copyright.com

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
http://strategis.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/welcome/welcom-e.html

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Intellectual property: What does it really mean? The Canadian Intellectual Property Office: The essence of what we do, and
The Canadian IP system at a glance
http://strategis.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/corp/genpub_intro-e.html

Trademark Canada:
http://www.trademarkcanada.org

US Patent and Trademark Office
www.uspto.gov/

World Intellectual Property Organization
www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en

World-Wide Intellectual Property Links
www.intelproplaw.com/WWIP.shtml