PART VIMiscellaneous Provisions (continued)
Industrial Designs and Topographies
63 [Repealed, 1997, c. 24, s. 38]
article means any thing that is made by hand, tool or machine; (objet)
design means features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament and any combination of those features that, in a finished article, appeal to and are judged solely by the eye; (dessin)
- useful article
useful article means an article that has a utilitarian function and includes a model of any such article; (objet utilitaire)
- utilitarian function
utilitarian function, in respect of an article, means a function other than merely serving as a substrate or carrier for artistic or literary matter. (fonction utilitaire)
Marginal note:Non-infringement re certain designs
(2) Where copyright subsists in a design applied to a useful article or in an artistic work from which the design is derived and, by or under the authority of any person who owns the copyright in Canada or who owns the copyright elsewhere,
(a) the article is reproduced in a quantity of more than fifty, or
(b) where the article is a plate, engraving or cast, the article is used for producing more than fifty useful articles,
it shall not thereafter be an infringement of the copyright or the moral rights for anyone
(c) to reproduce the design of the article or a design not differing substantially from the design of the article by
(d) to do with an article, drawing or reproduction that is made as described in paragraph (c) anything that the owner of the copyright has the sole right to do with the design or artistic work in which the copyright subsists.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of the copyright or the moral rights in an artistic work in so far as the work is used as or for
(a) a graphic or photographic representation that is applied to the face of an article;
(b) a trademark or a representation thereof or a label;
(c) material that has a woven or knitted pattern or that is suitable for piece goods or surface coverings or for making wearing apparel;
(d) an architectural work that is a building or a model of a building;
(e) a representation of a real or fictitious being, event or place that is applied to an article as a feature of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament;
(f) articles that are sold as a set, unless more than fifty sets are made; or
(g) such other work or article as may be prescribed by regulation.
(4) Subsections (2) and (3) apply only in respect of designs created after the coming into force of this subsection, and section 64 of this Act and the Industrial Design Act, as they read immediately before the coming into force of this subsection, as well as the rules made under them, continue to apply in respect of designs created before that coming into force.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-42, s. 64
- R.S., 1985, c. 10 (4th Supp.), s. 11
- 1993, c. 44, s. 68
- 1997, c. 24, s. 39
- 2014, c. 20, s. 366(E)
Marginal note:Non-infringement re useful article features
(a) applying to a useful article features that are dictated solely by a utilitarian function of the article;
(b) by reference solely to a useful article, making a drawing or other reproduction in any material form of any features of the article that are dictated solely by a utilitarian function of the article;
(c) doing with a useful article having only features described in paragraph (a), or with a drawing or reproduction made as described in paragraph (b), anything that the owner of the copyright has the sole right to do with the work; and
(d) using any method or principle of manufacture or construction.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) affects
in any sound recording, cinematograph film or other contrivance by means of which a work may be mechanically reproduced or performed.
- R.S., 1985, c. 10 (4th Supp.), s. 11
- 1997, c. 24, s. 40
Marginal note:Application of Act to topographies
Marginal note:Computer programs
(2) For greater certainty, the incorporation of a computer program into an integrated circuit product or the incorporation of a work into such a computer program may constitute an infringement of the copyright or moral rights in a work.
- 1990, c. 37, s. 33
65 [Repealed, 1993, c. 44, s. 69]
PART VIICopyright Board
(2) The members of the Board shall be appointed to serve either full-time or part-time.
(3) The Chair must be a judge, either sitting or retired, of a superior court.
(4) Each member of the Board shall hold office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding five years, but may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council for cause.
(5) A member of the Board is eligible to be re-appointed once only.
Marginal note:Members deemed public service employees
(7) A full-time member of the Board, other than the Chair, is deemed to be employed in
- R.S., 1985, c. C-42, s. 66
- R.S., 1985, c. 10 (1st Supp.), s. 1, c. 10 (4th Supp.), s. 12
- 2003, c. 22, s. 154(E), 224(E), 225(E)
- 2017, c. 9, s. 55
- 2018, c. 27, s. 290
Marginal note:Duties of Chair
Marginal note:Absence or incapacity of Chair
(2) If the Chair is absent or incapacitated or if the office of Chair is vacant, the Vice-chair has all the powers and functions of the Chair during the absence, incapacity or vacancy.
Marginal note:Duties of Vice-chair
(3) The Vice-chair is the chief executive officer of the Board and has supervision over and direction of the Board and its staff.
- R.S., 1985, c. 10 (4th Supp.), s. 12
- 2018, c. 27, s. 291(E)
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