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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)
Notes:
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: 
English

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

French

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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