|Type of property and law||Validity||International Agreements Signed|
Laws on Patents
Laws on Trademarks
|15 years renewable|
Laws on Designs
|5 years renewable|
Laws on copyright
|50 years after the death of the author.||
Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Protection of industrial models
|Accounting Regulations||Acceptable Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards|
|Contract and Property Law||Civil law in Québec, Common law in the rest of the country|
|Customs Law||Customs Act (1985, c.1 (2nd Supp.)
|Consumer Law||Administered by the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs.
Among the federal laws, there are the Federal Food and Drugs Act, the Hazardous Products Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations.
|Company Law||Canada Business Corporations Act|
|Investment Law||Investment Canada Act|
|Labour Law||Canada Labour Code (L.R.1985, ch.L 2)|
|Disputes with the State, the Administration, local authorities concerning their decisions.||According to the dispute, the jurisdiction may be federal, provincial or municipal.|
|Disputes concerning work contracts or between employers and employees||null|
|Trade disputes||Provincial jurisdiction or shared between federal and provincial competence.|
|Civil liability and insurance (third party), public records of individuals, real estate.||Provincial jurisdiction.|
|Criminal responsibility (bankruptcy, misappropriation of funds, being an accessory, etc.)||Provincial jurisdiction or shared between federal and provincial competence.|
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