Black entrepreneurs and intellectual property
Resources and learning materials for Black entrepreneurs looking to apply for intellectual property (IP).
This February, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting the theme of Black excellence and innovation: Unlocking the potential of intellectual property.
If you’d like to take part in future initiatives and events for Black innovators, read our web notice.
Learn about IP
Use this checklist to explore the types of IP you could exploit.
Build your IP strategy, protect your IP in Canada and abroad, take your ideas to market.
Upcoming events happening this Black History Month
Our monthly podcast featuring interviews with IP experts on how IP works in real life
Our monthly newsletter featuring the latest IP news, events and resources
Learn about Black entrepreneurs, IP owners and innovators
Meet Dr. Bernard Thébaud, Dr. Juliet Daniel and Dr. Alexandra Merkx-Jacques, 3 Black Canadian scientists and researchers finding new solutions to big issues
Meet Evelyne Moraa Nyairo and Frantz Saintellemy, 2 entrepreneurs bringing positive changes to their communities
Meet Alan Emtage and Samuel Pierre, whose breakthrough technological innovations have transformed the way we connect to the world
Partner funding and resources for Black entrepreneurs
Loans of up to $250,000 for Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country
A national central hub for research, data and insights on Canadian Black entrepreneurship
Black-led, non-profit organizations in your region that offer valuable services such as mentorship and business training
Key IP resources and funding options for Canadian businesses
Support for pursuing higher degrees and overcoming challenges in STEM fields
Financing, mentorship, resources and networking for Black Canadian entrepreneurs aged 18 to 39