The Federal Court has jurisdiction to resolve disputes regarding intellectual property (IP) rights, including the following:
- Patents and patented medicines;
- Industrial designs;
- Integrated circuits;
- Plant breeders’ rights.
While provincial superior courts have concurrent jurisdiction for enforcement of Intellectual Property rights, the country-wide jurisdiction of the Federal Court gives it the ability to grant relief throughout Canada in a single proceeding.
Copyright Act, RSC, 1985, c. C-42
Federal Courts Act, RSC 1985, c. F-7
Industrial Design Act, RSC, 1985, c. I-9
Integrated Circuit Topography Act, SC 1990, c. 37
Patent Act, RSC, 1985, c. P-4
Plant Breeder’s Rights Act, SC 1990, c. 20
Trade-marks Act, RSC, 1985, c. T-13
(still apply to proceedings filed before September 21, 2017);
Presentation-Justice-Manson_e.pdf- The Honourable Justice Michael D. Manson, January 19, 2017.