OTTAWA, Jan. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Intellectual Property Council
will release a comprehensive research paper on February 3rd, 2009 outlining
measures the Canadian government can take to repair Canada's intellectual
property rights regime.
Counterfeiting and piracy are responsible for billions of lost revenue
dollars annually and affect almost every sector of the Canadian economy. Many
counterfeit products pose a direct threat to the health and safety of
consumers and the increased involvement by organized crime cartels has
resulted in a rampant expansion of this illicit market.
This report will be released at an intellectual property rights forum in
Toronto on February 3rd 2009 in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of
Commerce. This event, titled Illicit Trade: Global Threat - Local Consequences
focuses on the growing threat posed by the inadequate protection of
intellectual property rights in Canada. This report undertakes a substantive
review of Canada's intellectual property rights system and comes to the
conclusion that immediate reforms are necessary.
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Toronto Board of Trade
1 First Canadian Place
About the CIPC
The Canadian Intellectual Property Council (CIPC) is a Canadian business
coalition - supported by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce - designed to
provide a central voice to press for stronger intellectual property protection
both in Canada and worldwide. Launched in 2008, the CIPC's primary objective
is to ensure that the Canadian government provides the necessary legislative
framework and sufficient resources to combat the rampant counterfeiting and
piracy of intellectual property. Their members represent a broad range of
industries including pharmaceuticals, software, entertainment and consumer
goods, all of which rely on intellectual property rights for their success.
For further information:
For further information: Kathryn Anderson, Director, Communications,
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, (613) 238-4000, ext.231, Cell: (613) 797-1860,