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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Year of Version:2012
Date of Last Amendment:November 20, 2012
Date of Text (Enacted):1985
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
This consolidated version of the Criminal Code (R.S., 1985, c. C-46) incorporates all the amendments up to 2012.

The notification by Canada to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
The Criminal Code 'provides criminal remedies relating to the forging of a trademark; passing off; possession of instruments designed or intended to be used in forging a trademark; the defacing, concealing or removing of a trademark or name of another person without the consent of that person for the purpose of sale or traffic; and the selling of used, remade or reconditioned goods that bear a trademark or trade name or another person without full disclosure.'
Available Texts: 

Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46) Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46), Complete document (pdf) [5420 KB]


Code criminel (L.R.C., 1985, ch. C-46) Code criminel (L.R.C., 1985, ch. C-46), Complete document (pdf) [5420 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CA033



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