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Protecting your Intellectual Property in Export Markets

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Consider taking steps to protect your intellectual property before you export abroad.

Although Canada has ratified several treaties dealing with IP, you are still required to officially register your IP in a foreign country before your property is protected there. Copyrights are an exception to this rule. When you register for copyright protection in Canada, your protection is valid in any country that has signed the Berne Copyright Convention or other copyright treaties.