COUNTRY : CANADA
CAPITAL : OTAWA
LANGUAGE : ENGLISH & FRENCH
• Paris Convention for the protection of industrial property
• Canada’s legal system is unique as it is a combination of the French Civil Code-Napoleon based system prevalent in Qubec and English precedent based system prevalent in the rest of the country. • Canada is a federal bilingual country having French and English as official languages.
Inventions may relate to products, processes or industrial applications. Patents are therefore granted to inventions that:
Inventions pertaining to the following:
(i). Nationality of the applicant.
Once the application is filed, the application is scrutinised for defence & atomic energy aspects, along with formal & material aspects.
• Patents with a term of 20 yrs.
Compulsory licenses may be granted when: