Canada is a party to various intellectual property (IP) treaties and a member state of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In addition, its national IP office, the Canadian IP Office (CIPO), participates in various worksharing and other cooperative programs with the USPTO. Below you will find helpful resources with information about Canada’s participation in these treaties and programs.

Treaties that help facilitate IP filings


Worksharing and other cooperative arrangements


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Use the below interactive map to learn more about IP protection in the highlighted countries/regions.

world map with regions listed in Canada, Mexico, EU/EPO member states, China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia

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