Your intellectual property is a valuable asset. Protect it with these customizable forms for copyright, trade mark and patent rights.
The World Intellectual Property Organization defines intellectual property (IP) as "creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce." So IP can be a song or a novel or a film, a technological invention, a design, logo or brand, a piece of software, or some other intellectual creation.
Copyright is the right to make copies of, to license and to exploit a literary, artistic or musical work. These rights belong to the creator unless and until assigned to another party, and extend for the life of the creator and for a period of 50 years thereafter.
Trademark or trade mark is a unique symbol, sign or phrase registered by a party to identify a product, service, or a range of products and services.
Patent is a set of rights granted by a government authority to the inventor or owner of a new technology or a new application of existing technology, which excludes others from manufacturing or using the patented technology. Patents expire after a specified period of years, depending on the country they were obtained in.
When transferring intellectual property as part of the sale of a business, you can set out how royalties will be paid with this Royalty Agreement template for Canadian businesses.
The intellectual property was developed by the seller and is being transferred to the purchaser as part of the transfer of business assets. The intellectual property will continue to be used by the purchaser in the operation of the business.
The purchaser agrees to pay the seller an ongoing .....
Register your opposition to a trade mark application in Canada by filing this Statement of Opposition form with the Trade Marks division of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
A Statement of Opposition would typically be filed by the owner of an existing trade mark who has reason to believe that the proposed trade mark will be similar to their own, or would be confusing in the mind of the public.
The free Canada Statement of Opposition to Registrati.....