The Canadian Abridgment digests the case law of the common law provinces from 1809 to the present. Intellectual property is covered in the following volumes:
Available on LexisNexis/Quicklaw
Intellectual property is covered in the following sections:
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) offers four public-access intellectual property databases.
Includes Canadian patent information from 1869 to present; in-text searchable from 1978 to present
Includes all active trademarks and some inactive trademarks (especially from 1979 to present)
Includes all registered copyrights from 1991 to present, as well as some pre-1991 registrations
Includes all registered industrial designs from 2002 to present, as well as some pre-2002 registrations
Legal encyclopedias are a good place to begin your research. They will provide you with a broad overview of a topic before you delve into the subtleties.
Canadian Encyclopedic Digest
The following volumes cover intellectual property:
Halsbury's Laws of Canada
The volumes are arranged alphabetically by subject, with volume abbreviations indexed in letter rather than number format. The following volume covers intellectual property:
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