Canada’s Intellectual Property Law was originally written to serve the need for an accessible introduction to the increasingly important, complex, and rapidly growing field of industrial and intellectual property law in Canada. Heavily footnoted, this text provides an accessible approach to understanding and researching intellectual property issues in copyright, trademark, patent, industrial design, and the law of confidentiality as well as more specialized fields. In-depth coverage of complementary areas of law, such as restrictive covenants, privacy, and domain names, are also included.
This text covers key developments in the law, including the commitments Canada has made in respect of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Community, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly the Trans-Pacific Partnership. As a result of increasing law reform resulting from trade agreements, the text covers specialized areas such as the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, and Data Protection.