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Intellectual property


Intellectual property is an important economic and strategic asset for companies. To protect your innovations and prepare for all eventualities, intellectual property must be among your primary concerns.

Our advisors can help you by explaining the implications, advantages and inconveniences of the different types of intellectual property. They can also refer you to the best organizations and tools to protect your ideas.


» Contact us today to quickly get answers to your questions and receive a free assessment in order to protect your innovative ideas and maintain your competitive advantage.

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QUICKLY FIND THE INFORMATION YOU NEED ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Consult our guides and our free resources to help you understand intellectual property and protect your company’s innovations.

SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

  • Copyright 

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about, search or apply for registration for copyright for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

  • Trademarks 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office<
    Learn about, search or apply for the registration or renewal of a trademark to distinctly identify your business and protect your intellectual property in Canada and abroad.

  • Integrated Circuit Topographies 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about or apply for registration for your integrated circuit topographies.

  • Patent Prosecution Highway 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Fast-track your patent application in a participating country once another participating country's IP office has approved your claim.

  • Intellectual property licensing 

    National Research Council Canada
    You can partner with R&D experts to commercialize their existing patented technologies.

  • NUANS Corporate name search 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Compare your proposed business name to the names of existing businesses to see if it is unique.

  • Patent 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about, search for or apply for registration of a patent, which gives you exclusive rights over products and processes that you invent.

  • Industrial Designs 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about and search for industrial designs or apply for registration to protect the original visual features of a product.

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

OTHER RESOURCES

  • IP Academy 

    CIPO offers online educational resources including seminars, an IP management webinar series, a self-assessment tool and an interactive guide to help you develop your IP strategy, and more.

  • Plan your IP strategy 

    Establishing a plan to manage your IP assets (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets or industrial designs) can give you a competitive edge in the marketplace and ensure sustainable growth.

  • IP Toolbox 

    Discover the different intellectual property (IP) rights that can turn your ideas into successful businesses by differentiating you from your competitors.

  • A guide to copyright 

    This guide explains what copyright is, the process of registering a copyright in Canada and the benefits of registration.

  • IP foundations series 

    Each training module teaches you how to create, develop, monetise and strategically exploit intellectual property assets in a competitive marketplace.

  • Tutorial — Your patent application 

    If you are thinking about writing a patent application, use this tutorial to help you prepare one that meets the strict requirements for filing.

  • Trademarks Database Tutorial 

    Find out the about the benefits of using the Canadian Trademarks Database and how to search it.

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