Government Agencies

Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. More information …

Competition Bureau of Canada
The Competition Bureau is an independent law enforcement agency. Headed by the Commissioner of Competition, the organization investigates anti-competitive practices and promotes compliance with the laws under its jurisdiction. More information …

Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) regulates, auto insurance, co-operatives, credit unions, caisses populaires, insurance, loan & trust companies, mortgage brokers, motor vehicle accident claims fund, and pensions. More information …

Industry Canada
The Department’s mission is to foster a growing, competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. More information …

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
The Ministry of Government Services offers an array of services to help small businesses operate and build capacity. More information …

Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
The Ontario Securities Commission administers and enforces securities legislation in the Province of Ontario. More information …

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
The USPTO is a federal agency in the Department of Commerce. The USPTO occupies five interconnected buildings in Alexandria, Virginia. The office employs over 7,000 full time staff to support its major functions—the examination and issuance of patents and the examination and registration of trademarks. More information …