Learn about other types of IP

Learn about other types of IP

Learn about plant breeder's rights, trade secrets and special IP topics.

Trade secrets

What is a trade secret?

Learn what trade secrets are and how they can be valuable to you and your business.

Identify your IP

Consult a checklist of intellectual property (IP) rights to explore which types you can exploit and learn how to maintain an IP inventory.

Trade secret fact sheet

Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics on trade secrets.

IP in Canada fact sheet

Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics on IP in Canada.

Good practice to define IP ownership

Ensure IP ownership is defined as confidential business information is being created.

Trade secret theft

Learn about trade secret theft and what you can do if confidential information is misused.

Plant breeders' rights

Plant breeders' rights fact sheet

Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics on Canadian plant breeders' rights.

Your path to protect plant varieties

Consult our roadmap to learn the steps of filing an application for a plant breeders' rights certificate.

Applying for plant breeders' rights: 3 part process

Learn how to protect a new plant variety under plant breeders' rights in this 3 part process with action links.

Special IP topics

IP rights in software in Canada

Learn how IP rights can provide protection for your software innovations.

Clean tech and IP

Clean tech resources on leveraging IP for business and growth strategies.

Standards and IP

Learn how protected IP can be embedded into standards and enhance a company's competitive advantage.