IP for Business News – October 2023

Women in Intellectual Property

In celebration of Women's History Month 2023, you can learn more about how intellectual property (IP) has been impacted by the perspectives and ideas that women contribute to the innovation landscape in Canada. By shining a light on the involvement of women in IP, we not only celebrate their remarkable contributions, but also encourage more women to start their own IP journey.

That's why we've released a new page on Women and IP! For those looking for the encouragement to get started, this page has you covered with the latest IP resources for women-owned businesses.

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IP Insights panel: Data and computing

Data and computing are at the core of many modern businesses, just like the sports analytics company, Sportlogiq. Tune in to this panel discussion, featuring Sportlogiq's co-founder, Craig Buntin and IP agent, Brett Slaney, as they discuss the importance of IP for businesses in the data and computing industry. Together, they'll share their lessons learned from the industry of data analytics.

Learn more about Sportlogiq and its success with IP on our IP blog.

Canadian IP Voices – Episode 31: How IP saved the Canadian icon Cirque du Soleil

Few companies in the entertainment industry are more world-renowned (or flexible) than Canada's largest circus producer, Cirque du Soleil. In episode 31, we discuss the hidden power of IP behind the company's numerous brands with Cirque du Soleil's Vice Chairman of the Board, Daniel Lamarre.

Listen to this episode on our Canadian IP Voices page, or wherever you get your podcasts!

Happy Small Business Week!

October 15 to 21 is Small Business Week, dedicated to the more than 1.2 million small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. These businesses are an integral part of Canada's innovation ecosystem and CIPO remains committed to developing a range of targeted educational resources and tools for small and medium-sized enterprise entrepreneurs.

Explore our latest blog post offering 10 crucial tips to enhance your IP management as a business owner and elevate your entrepreneurial journey! Visit CIPO's IP blog for more insights.

Upcoming online event

Getting started with IP: Copyright

In this live presentation, you'll learn the basics of copyright. We explain what a copyright protects, the benefits of registering your copyright in Canada, and what to do if you want to use someone else's copyrighted works. We'll also explain the different types of protections a copyright gives and bust some common copyright myths.

Wednesday, November 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. (EDT)