The CBA Intellectual Property Section serves as the CBA’s voice on the intellectual property law and legal practice. This Section deals with legal issues around ownership, licensing, transfer and protection of intellectual property and related property rights. Our work includes patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, plant breeders’ rights and trade secrets. We advocate, share knowledge and promote professionalism in the field of intellectual property law.

The Section is involved with the Federal Court IP Users’ Committee, which provides input into initiatives to improve IP practice before the Federal Court. The Section also participates in IP roundtables with the Minister and government. We liaise regularly with:

  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Industry Canada
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Our Committees

Would you like to contribute and network with other legal professionals in the field? Send an email to cbai_p@cba.org to join one of our committees.

Our members also provide input to the CBA Federal Courts Bench and Bar Liaison Committee.

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There are many other ways to get involved:

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