the intellectual property ownership of original literary, dramatic and other artistic works. It usually lasts for the life of the author, plus 50 years.
any particular shape, pattern or ornamentation applied to an article which is made in an industrial process. Five-year registrations are available for industrial designs, and may be renewed once.
granted by the Canadian government, it gives the patentee sole rights to make, use and sell an invention for a period of 17 years.