IP for Business News – April 2023

IP Insights panel: Consumer products

On April 19, the IP Village invites you to attend the second session of our IP Insights panel. The event will feature several expert panelists with backgrounds in legal, regulatory, industry and funding. Together, they'll share their lessons learned from the consumer products industry, including unwritten rules, key challenges and tips for success.

For more information, or to register, visit CIPO's Eventbrite page.

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Moment Factory's IP success story

Moment Factory, a Montreal-based multimedia studio, has one simple goal: to encourage people to get out of their homes and into a collective experience. While the company specializes in the design and production of immersive environments by combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects, Moment Factory's intellectual property (rights) have proven to be at the core of its growth and success.

Want to learn more about Moment Factory and its IP success? Read about it on our IP Blog.

World IP Day

Every year on April 26, countries across the globe come together to celebrate how creativity, innovation and IP continue to shape our world. In support of this year's theme, "Women and IP: Accelerating innovation and creativity", we aim to raise awareness of the "can do" attitudes demonstrated by women creators, inventors and entrepreneurs worldwide.

Want to stay involved with our exciting plans for World IP Day? Follow our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, and keep an eye out for new posts on our IP Blog, like this one on the incredible Faces of CIPO.

Canadian IP Voices – Episode 27: How not to spend money on bad patents

Filing patents is a large financial commitment and can carry a high risk factor. What if you don't get a useful patent? What if your patent is invalidated by someone else? This is the reality for many start-ups, and in this episode, we delve into what people need to know in order to plan and file for IP rights.

Join us for episode 27 on May 3, as we sit down with Louis Carbonneau, a patent broker who evaluates hundreds of patents each year, to hear him share tips and tricks on how to ensure you invest strategically when you file for IP rights. Listen on CIPO's Canadian IP Voices page or wherever you get your podcasts!

Progress with IP: IP abroad

Are you interested in expanding your business across national borders? Want to know how you can protect your IP abroad, and why it's so important to do so? Join us on April 26 for a live webinar that will address these questions and provide you with various CIPO resources that can help you be successful in your IP journey.

For more information, or to register, visit CIPO's Eventbrite page.

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