Industrial Design Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-9)

Act current to 2015-11-16

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,


« objet »

“article” means any thing that is made by hand, tool or machine;

“design” or “industrial design”

« dessin »

“design” or “industrial 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;


« prêt-à-monter »

“kit” means a complete or substantially complete number of parts that can be assembled to construct a finished article;


« ministre »

“Minister” means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act;


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“prescribed” means prescribed by the regulations and, in relation to fees, includes determined in the manner prescribed by the regulations;


« ensemble »

“set” means a number of articles of the same general character ordinarily on sale together or intended to be used together, to each of which the same design or variants thereof are applied;

“useful article”

« objet utilitaire »

“useful article” means an article that has a utilitarian function and includes a model of any such article;

“utilitarian function”

« fonction utilitaire »

“utilitarian function”, in respect of an article, means a function other than merely serving as a substrate or carrier for artistic or literary matter;


« variantes »

“variants” means designs applied to the same article or set and not differing substantially from one another.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-9, s. 2;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 10 (4th Supp.), s. 20;
  • 1993, c. 15, s. 12(E), c. 44, s. 161.