What Are the Main Functions of a Patent Office?

The main functions of the Patent Office are to:

  • Receive and examine applications for patents and grant patents to qualifying applicants;
  • Record assignments of patents;
  • Maintain search files of Canadian and other patent documents and a search room for public use in researching patent documents and records; and
  • Publish and distribute patent information.

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Labels: Canadian Patent Office, Patent Register, Patent Information, Patent search

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