IP for Business News – February 2022

New e-learning module: Plan for success – Build an IP strategy

Would you like to learn more about how to build your own intellectual property (IP) strategy to gain a competitive advantage? The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)'s latest e-learning module will teach you the main steps to strategically align your IP assets to achieve your business goals. Plan for success – Build an IP strategy is for those who want to learn the fundamentals of an IP strategy, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have registered or applied for IP rights, and SMEs looking to export their products or services in foreign markets. Explore this resource to learn about best practices to help you effectively manage your IP assets, or check out our IP foundations series for a refresher on IP basics.

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SM Suspension: How innovations get from our universities to market

SM Suspension is a Quebec-based business that converts 10-wheeled-trucks to 12-wheelers. Learn how the family-owned company dove head-first into the world of IP through a licensing agreement with a Université du Québec à Rimouski professor, in our latest IP success story.

IP Talks – Session 3: Intellectual property funding and support programs

Interested in learning about what support programs are available for IP? This hour-long webinar will present some of the primary funding and support programs for industrial technology advisors, SMEs, and entrepreneurs. The third session of the IP Talks series takes place on March 2. Be sure to register by March 1, to reserve your spot.

Canadian IP Voices podcast, episode 10: Intellectual property in the Cannabis industry

In episode 10 of Canadian IP Voices, CIPO explores how IP can play a role in the formation of a new industry. Listen as we discuss the application of IP in the cannabis industry with Catherine Lemay, assistant general counsel for IP at Canadian cannabis company, Hexo. You can listen now on CIPO's website, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Influencer infringement: Protecting intellectual property online

Are you worried about protecting your online content and curious about how copyright impacts virtual content creators? Then check out our recent blog post, Influencer infringement: Protecting intellectual property online. Learn about how your online work can be protected by copyright and how to prevent the inappropriate use of your content. To further explore how IP rights in Canada relate to social media posts, check out episode 8 of our Canadian IP Voices podcast.

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