IP for Business News – September 2023

Calling all entrepreneurs!

Are you an entrepreneur or innovator? As you grow your business, you'll need to keep intellectual property (IP) in mind. Think of IP as the foundation that will hold your business together—the silent partner that supports you from behind the scenes. Here are some key IP resources to get you started:

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Canadian IP Voices – Episode 30: Why IP is important

In episode 30, we're joined by André Gallant, an IP advisor at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), to discuss common misconceptions about obtaining formal IP protection. He also discusses guiding entrepreneurs with the right information to be able to make informed decisions for their businesses.

Listen to Canadian IP Voices on our website or wherever you get your podcasts!

Doing business abroad: The United Kingdom

If you are looking to do business in the UK, check out our latest publication, Protecting your IP in the United Kingdom.

CIPO's IP guides for target countries will help you navigate your business through different IP systems to protect your IP overseas and gain key insights to succeed in global markets!

How do I hire an IP professional?

IP represents some of the most important and valuable business assets that can impact competition, financing and international growth. So, it is important to find the help that can guide you on the right path. Our guide, Hiring an intellectual property professional, contains helpful information like frequently asked questions, things to consider before consulting with an IP professional and the estimated costs of hiring an IP agent to help you succeed.

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Getting started with IP: Why is IP important?

In this live presentation, you'll learn what patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights are. We'll explain how these rights are used to protect a business and how they help it grow and become more competitive. We'll talk about how to identify and manage IP and explain ways to avoid some of the most common mistakes with IP.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 1 to 2 p.m. (EDT)

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