IP for Business News – October 2022

Canadian IP Voices podcast – Episode 21: Listen to how accelerators like ventureLAB are supporting Canadian innovators

After a short break for the summer, Canadian IP Voices is back this fall for season 2. Thanks to input from our listeners, we have gathered a long list of talented new guests to provide you with valuable IP tips, tricks and educational information.

Episode 21 of Canadian IP Voices premiered on October 5, 2022, kicking off the new season. This episode features Josée Pharand, director of IP Programs and Policies at ventureLAB. Listen in as she explains how ventureLAB supports the Canadian innovation ecosystem, how to choose between patents and trade secrets and how many accelerators and incubators help companies grow without asking for any stake in their IP, equity or future revenue. You can listen to episode 21 on the Canadian IP Voices website or wherever you get your podcasts!

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IP Toolbox

CIPO's IP Toolbox is a great resource to help you add to your IP knowledge and skill set. With Canadian businesses commonly operating in a global marketplace, CIPO wants to make sure you understand your IP rights beyond our borders. In the Exporting section of the toolbox, you'll find a variety of guides to help you protect your IP in many different countries, guides such as Protecting your IP in Brazil and Protecting your IP in China. Watch for additions to this list of countries!

Women's History Month

Did you know that October is Women's History Month in Canada? In fact, 2022 is the 30th anniversary of the annual, month-long celebration of Canadian women and girls. This year's theme, She did, so now I can, celebrates the actions of inspiring Canadian women that are having a positive impact on our lives today, right at this very minute.

In honour of Women's History Month, we encourage you to explore the outstanding IP contributions that Canadian Women have made, and continue to make, in our Famous Five Women of IP blog, which features the incredible stories of household names such as Roberta Bondar and Margaret Atwood. We also invite you to read our IP success stories featuring many women-led companies, such as Cheekbone Beauty: Beauty with a purpose, and to take a moment to recognize the ways Canadian women have made significant strides in IP and how their actions continue to have a positive impact on our lives today.

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