Women and intellectual property

Women and intellectual property

Resources and learning materials for women entrepreneurs looking to apply for intellectual property (IP).


Learn about IP

IP inventory checklist

Use this checklist to explore the types of IP you could exploit

Manage your IP

Build your IP strategy, protect your IP in Canada and abroad, take your ideas to market

Online learning modules

Online learning resources about IP, such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright

Events, seminars and webinars

Upcoming seminars, webinars, information sessions and events

Canadian IP Voices podcast

Our monthly podcast featuring interviews with IP experts on how IP works in real life

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Our monthly newsletter featuring the latest IP news, events and resources

Learn about women and IP

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Trailblazing innovator: Julie MacDonell

Listen to our podcast episode where Haloo CEO and co-founder, Julie MacDonell, discusses the importance of trademarks and how her company leverages AI in the trademark application process

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Cheekbone Beauty: Beauty with a purpose

Read how Jenn Harper, founder of Canada's first Indigenous cosmetics company, achieved success by leveraging her IP and creating a solid brand that gives back

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Omy Laboratories

Learn how a Quebec-based cosmetics brand developed an IP strategy to protect its innovations and increase its value

Partner funding and resources for women entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada helps connect partners with business acceleration funds and incubator programs that focus on supporting women

Women Entrepreneur Financing

The Business Development Bank of Canada offers access to financing resources, venture fund, and expert networks

Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

Stay informed about insightful reports, helpful resources, exciting events and more news about women in business

Business Women in International Trade

The Trade Commissioner Service helps open doors and create opportunities for Canadian women-owned and women-led businesses to successfully expand into global markets

Empowering women through trade

This guide offers insights to help Canadian women-owned businesses succeed internationally

Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada

The Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada's National Loan Program supports women entrepreneurs as they start, scale, grow and maintain their businesses