IP for Business News – July 2022

Canadian IP Voices podcast – Episode 19: How plant breeders' rights are protected in Canada

In episode 19 of Canadian IP Voices, we're joined by Anthony Parker, commissioner of the Plant Breeders' Rights Office at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Anthony not only leads a group that secures the rights of plant breeders by granting protection for their new varieties but also has dedicated himself to the study of IP by undertaking a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in intellectual property at York University. Listen in to learn about working at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the importance of and common misconceptions about plant breeders' rights and how IP comes into play in this sphere. You can listen to episode 19 on CIPO's website or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Indigenous Intellectual Property Program Grant

ISED's Indigenous Intellectual Property Program (IIPP) announced a new application process for the IIPP Grant on June 30. The IIPP Grant provides funds to Indigenous organizations for initiatives related to IP, Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous cultural expressions in order to build a more inclusive IP system for Indigenous people. For more information on the IIPP Grant and how to apply, visit the Indigenous Intellectual Property Program Grant page.

Canadian IP Voices podcast – Episode 20: How traditional brands and IP rights are entering the metaverse

In this episode of Canadian IP Voices, we dive into the new world of intangible assets that exist exclusively online, known as the metaverse. With the help of our guest, Brigitte Chan, a lawyer and trademark agent and the head of Bereskin & Parr's Montreal office, we analyze how this growing online marketplace collides with intellectual property and, more specifically, how intangible rights in an intangible world can be applied, protected and monitored. You can listen to episode 20 on CIPO's website or wherever you get your podcasts!

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