Investigate if you can take your idea to the market

Intellectual property (IP) is in virtually every business, right from the moment you come up with your idea.

Logos, brand names, inventions, designs, and valuable business information can be valuable business assets and protected through IP rights known as patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Identify your IP and protect your idea

Investigate the business opportunity

  • Write a business plan to assess if your idea is commercially viable. The Business Development Bank of Canada has templates designed to help you set your business on the right path and increase your chances of success.
  • Learn about ways to take your idea to the marketplace.
  • Assessing the value of your IP can help you determine what type of protection to apply for. It can also be useful information for potential investors or when you seek financing.

Get the IP rights you need to take your idea to the market

Resources

Useful skills to take your idea to the marketplace