Seminar Series

Informational seminars offered on a variety of topics related to intellectual property (IP).

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Seminars are free, publicly accessible presentations on IP topics ranging from basic knowledge to in-depth, practicable subject matter delivered by Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) employees and in partnership with other IP professionals.

A series of sessions will be delivered in multiple cities across Canada on an ongoing basis throughout the year and through online webinars. Visit this page frequently to be informed when CIPO will be in your area.

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Foundations of IP

Learn about the different IP rights that can turn an idea into a successful business by setting you apart from the competition. This seminar will demystify trademarks, patents, trade secrets, industrial designs and copyright, and outline the value of your IP, so that you'll understand how to use it to your business' advantage.

Trademarks 101

Your brand is your identity. Evaluating brand image and identifying your trademark is a crucial aspect of your business! Learn what you can trademark and how you can use your distinctiveness to increase customer loyalty and provide you an edge over your competition. Get answers straight from a trademarks expert.

Industrial Design 101

When your product is displayed beside those of your competitors, what makes customers look at yours? The design! Evaluating your creations and identifying your industrial designs is an important part of your business. An original product design can provide you an edge over your competition.

A special note: if you attend this session and wish to discuss particulars of a design you are working on, do NOT disclose any specifics during the open session – you’ll learn why during the seminar! Send us a request to book a brief one-one-one session following the seminar. A limited number of sessions will be available.

IP Strategy

Learn about the importance of including a strategy for your IP within your overall business plans. This seminar will help you to better understand the ways you can use your IP to build and protect your business from competitors, use it to create important partnerships or take your business global.

Patents 101

Have you developed a new solution to a problem? Evaluating your creations and identifying your inventions is an important aspect of your business, and may become very lucrative. Learn what you can patent and how a patent can generate your success. Get answers straight from a patent expert.

A special note: if you attend this session and wish to discuss particulars of an invention you are working on, do NOT disclose any specifics during the open session – you’ll learn why during the seminar! Send us a request to book a brief one-one-one session following the seminar. A limited number of sessions will be available.

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