Reach a regional business development officer

CIPO business development officers (BDOs) act as a source of information about intellectual property (IP) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs, post-secondary institutions and government stakeholders. The BDOs' role is to provide information about IP and to help guide SMEs and entrepreneurs in the development of their IP strategies. BDOs also support innovation activities by attending events held across the country.

Atlantic Region

Catherine Vardy
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
1344 Summer Street, suite 114
Halifax, NS B3H 0A8
Tel: 902-426-2172
Email: catherine.vardy@canada.ca

Ontario Region

Dumitru Olariu
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
151 Yonge Street, 4th floor
Toronto, ON M5C 2W7
Tel.: 519-259-8155 
Email: dumitru.olariu@canada.ca

Alexis Black
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Kitchener-Waterloo region
Tel: 519-498-1181
Email: alexis.black@canada.ca

Elizabeth Collinson
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Place du Portage I
Room C227, 85B
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
Tel.: 819-997-2477
Email: elizabeth.collinson@canada.ca

Quebec Region

Caroline Lefebvre
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Place du Portage I
Room C227, 85D
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
Tel.: 819-743-3350
Email: caroline.lefebvre@canada.ca

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