IP Talks: Protect Your Intellectual Property

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Join the new monthly IP Talks series brought to you by the IP Village*. In this first 1-hour webinar you will learn about the fundamentals of intellectual property (IP).


Foundation: Introduction to IP rights (CIPO - 20mins):

  • Why intellectual property is important
  • Best practise to manage intellectual property during the creation phase
  • Facts and myths about the ownership of creations and inventions
  • Common forms of IP rights, how they are typically used and defended

In practice: Protecting your IP (IPIC – 40mins):

Learn from IP professionals how IP is protected and used in practise in four different industries: software and AI, hi-tech solutions, artisan and creative works, and professional services.

For each industry, key takeaways will include:

  • Typical forms of IP rights in the industry and how these are used
  • How the IP rights are typically monetized
  • Managing risks of losing your IP

Do you have questions on the topic which you would like answered? Submit them to ic.cipoevents-evenementsopic.ic@canada.ca and we will try to answer as many as possible during the session.

Participation in this event is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is mandatory - register early to reserve your spot. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 21, 2021.

* The IP Village is a collaboration between the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Export Development Canada (EDC), Global Affairs Canada – Trade Commissioner Service (GAC-TCS), the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

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