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Intellectual Property Law

About this Guide

This is a guide to the key intellectual property law materials available to students through the TMU Library. 

It include encyclopedias, which are an essential starting point for legal research. Both the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest and Halsbury's list relevant case law, legislation, and secondary sources.

Ebooks mainly include loose-leafs, which are authoritative secondary sources that are regularly updated. The intellectual property law loose-leafs cover copyright, patents, industrial designs, and trademark.

This guide also includes legal citation resources.

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This guide has been created by the Toronto Metropolitan University Library and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License unless otherwise marked.

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Guide Last Updated

Date Updated: August 18th, 2023