The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (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:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) manages another type of intellectual property.
The Canadian Patents Database is intended for use by the general public. Due to limitations of equipment and bandwidth, it is not intended to be a source for bulk downloads of Canadian patents data. Bulk data may be purchased from CIPO by contacting the Client Service Centre.
Clients who, in effect, deny service to the general public by generating unusually high numbers (1000 or more) of daily database accesses may be denied access to the Canadian Patents Database server without further notice.
September 13, 2010