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Federal Courts Act

Version of section 20 from 2003-07-02 to 2017-09-20:


Marginal note:Industrial property, exclusive jurisdiction

  •  (1) The Federal Court has exclusive original jurisdiction, between subject and subject as well as otherwise,

    • (a) in all cases of conflicting applications for any patent of invention, or for the registration of any copyright, trade-mark, industrial design or topography within the meaning of the Integrated Circuit Topography Act; and

    • (b) in all cases in which it is sought to impeach or annul any patent of invention or to have any entry in any register of copyrights, trade-marks, industrial designs or topographies referred to in paragraph (a) made, expunged, varied or rectified.

  • Marginal note:Industrial property, concurrent jurisdiction

    (2) The Federal Court has concurrent jurisdiction in all cases, other than those mentioned in subsection (1), in which a remedy is sought under the authority of an Act of Parliament or at law or in equity respecting any patent of invention, copyright, trade-mark, industrial design or topography referred to in paragraph (1)(a).

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 20
  • 1990, c. 37, s. 34
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 29
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