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Legal

The law affects business at every stage of development. These resources provide valuable information to help your business understand a few key legal issues.

  • Alberta Laws and Regulations

    • This guide covers relevant federal and provincial legislation that governs business and investment in Alberta.

  • Law Society of Alberta

    • The Law Society of Alberta is the association of all practicing lawyers in the province of Alberta. 

  • Patents

    • The Canadian Intellectual Property Office manages patent applications, appeals and resources.

  • Copyrights

    • Copyright of a work exists automatically when an original work is created, but a certificate of registration is evidence that a creation is protected by copyright and that the person registered is the owner. 

  • Trademarks

    • A trademark is a word, a design, or a combination of these, used to identify the goods or services of one person or organization. Trademarks can be registered to claim ownership and protect the associated rights.

  • Product Licensing

    • Licensing involves obtaining permission from a company to manufacture and sell one or more of its products within a defined market area. The company that obtains these rights usually agrees to pay a royalty fee to the original owner.

  • Industrial Design

    • Industrial design is the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to a finished article made by hand, tool or machine.  Registration can prevent design from being copied and imitated by competitors.

  • Plant Breeders Rights 

    • Plant Breeders' Rights are a form of intellectual property rights by which plant breeders can protect their new varieties in the same way an inventor protects a new invention with a patent.


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