CIPO earns 2016 Public Service Awards of Excellence

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is pleased to receive a 2016 Public Service Award of Excellence in the Official Languages category. Recipients of the 2016 Public Service Awards of Excellence were recently announced by the Government of Canada.

The members of the French Support Working Group, in Patent Branch, earned this distinguished national prize for their innovative approach in providing French expertise in the patent environment involving science and technology, but also in legal and management areas. This award is testament to CIPO’s capacity to ensure quality and rigour in its patent work in Canada’s two official languages, and is part of our organization’s duty and commitment to serve innovators throughout the world in both French and English.

Another CIPO employee, Steve Leconte, received a 2016 Public Service Award of Excellence in the Living the Blueprint 2020 vision category as a member of the Regulatory Web Renewal Core Team at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

“We are very proud of our recipients. I wish to congratulate them on this outstanding achievement,” said Johanne Bélisle, Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and CEO.

See the complete list of Public Service Award of Excellence 2016 recipients.

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