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Administration and Processing of Intellectual Property in Canada
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
CIPO, a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include patents, trade-marks, copyrights, industrial design, and integrated circuit topographies.

French Patent Applications
This database contains information on the status in France of French patent applications filed from 1989 onwards and European patent applications designating France that were filed from 1989 onwards and have subsequently been granted as patents. Also includes a patent database search for France and Europe.

Guidance on Intellectual property
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
This section of CIPO's website offers a valuable introduction to intellectual property with the document "Stand out from your Competitors".

Intellectual Property (IP) Protection
Canada Business
This section of Canada Business focuses on international intellectual property (IP) protection. Learn how to protect your IP in export markets and find links to the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program and the World Intellectual Property Office.

Japan Patent Office
The aim of industrial property (IP) system (general term for patent, utility model, design, and trademark systems) is to contribute to the nation's industrial development through adequate protection and effective use of inventions and other forms of intellectual creations.

Patent Protection in European Countries
The European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 38 European countries. It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation and is supervised by the Administrative Council.

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
USPTO is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
WIPO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.


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