IP for Business News – November 2022

Canadian IP Voices podcast – Episode 22

The latest episode of the Canadian IP Voices Podcast, released November 2, features a conversation with Martin Lacelle, a Corporations Canada representative, and James Plotkin, an IP Lawyer with Gowling WGL. Listen in as the two clarify the importance and the differences between legal/trade/brand/domain name, as well as the role that Corporations Canada plays in our innovation ecosystem and the resources they provide to entrepreneurs. You can listen to episode 22 on our Canadian IP Voices page or wherever you get your podcasts!

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CIPOs new eLearning Module – Learn how to commercialize your IP

On November 7, the IP Education and Awareness team launched a new eLearning module called "Turning ideas into money – Commercializing your IP." This module can help you create your own IP monetization plan. By completing this module, you will learn about the following:

  • what monetizing IP assets means
  • how to ensure your products and services can be commercialized
  • various commercialization models to make money from your IP
  • the required skills and activities needed to prepare for this journey

You'll find this module and other eLearning modules on CIPO's IP Academy page. For more learning resources, be sure to consult the Education, tools and resources section of our website.

IP Village

Tired of having to check different websites to find information on IP? Follow IP Village on LinkedIn—where you'll find everything you need in one place! The account is a great resource for Canadian entrepreneurs, innovators, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to learn about IP.

IP Village is a collaboration between the Business Development Bank of Canada, CIPO, Export Development, Global Affairs' Trade Commissioner Service, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program and Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Webinar series - Getting started with IP

Stay tuned for new webinars in our Getting Started with IP series. We'll be hosting five webinars on:

  • CIPO's IP awareness and education services: how can CIPO help me learn about IP?
  • Why IP is important
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Copyrights

In these live presentations, you will learn how to protect your innovations, creations and designs. You will learn how IP rights can be used effectively in a business to enable growth and completive advantage. We'll show you how CIPO can help you learn about IP, how to identify and manage IP to avoid some of the most common IP mistakes. In addition, there will be an interactive component with online polls and a live Q&A.

Subscribe to our new Eventbrite page to learn when the webinars are scheduled and to stay informed about other CIPO events.

Web Optimization Survey

If you have 5 minutes, fill out our short survey that will tell us how we can make our website more intuitive! With your help, we'll be reorganizing some of our content so it's easier for you to find the educational resources you're looking for. Let us know: Can you find these 7 topics?

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