IP for Business News – July 2023

CIPO webinar: Learning tools and resources

Did you know that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has a range of tools and services to help you understand how patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights work in real life?

Join us for an interactive webinar on July 27 at 1 p.m. (EDT), where we'll explain what CIPO does and how you can benefit from our tools and services and learn how to use intellectual property (IP) more effectively. With this information, you will be better equipped to protect and manage your own IP.

For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite page.

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Canadian IP Voices – Episode 29: How the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court work

In Europe, multiple countries have worked together to establish the unified patent system. In this episode, Anthony Dearden, a Canadian patent agent and European patent attorney in Vancouver, helps IP practitioners and applicants better understand the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. He explains in detail the pros and cons of this system and what inventors planning to file in Europe should consider. Anthony also shares some tools to aid in the decision process of whether or not to use a unitary patent.

Listen on CIPO's Canadian IP Voices page or wherever you get your podcasts!

CIPO Annual Report 2021–2022

The 2021–2022 CIPO Annual Report is available now! The report provides an overview of CIPO's progress on our business priorities and work accomplished during the 2021–2022 fiscal year. Some of these highlights include making great strides to provide convenient and seamless e-services, to become one of the first IP offices in the world to issue entirely electronic patents, and partnering with leading IP organizations in Canada to create the IP Village, an initiative to help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises better understand, utilize and leverage IP.

Read the full report on CIPO's website.

How do I protect my creations with a copyright?

All creators should inquire about the nature of the copyrights they may be entitled to seek for their work. Did you know that copyright applies to original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works fixed in a material format? As a general rule, copyright protection lasts for the life of the creator, plus 70 years after their death.

Visit the CIPO website to learn more about the mechanisms available in the event of copyright infringement and how to commercialize these rights.

Upcoming events

CIPO's learning tools and resources
Thursday, July 27, 2023
1 to 2 p.m. (EDT)

Progress with IP: IP Strategy
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
1 to 2 p.m. (EDT)

Progress with IP: IP Abroad
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
1 to 2 p.m. (EDT)

To view our full calendar of events, visit our Eventbrite page.