Intellectual property law in Canada protects creative works of authors, composers, designers, and inventors from being copied. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recognizes the following categories of Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Industrial Designs. Patents provide inventors with the authority to make, use, sell and licence their invention for a period of time. Trademarks are names, pictures or any distinguishing mark used by a person or a business to distinguish their product or service from others. Copyrights give authority to the creator of content the right to determine how, when and where it is used by others. Industrial Designs are often referred to as Trade Secrets and encompasses any information that can produce economic benefits due to its confidentiality.
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