Intellectual property can be the most valuable asset of a commercializing life sciences firm. Intellectual property rights is an emerging issue in the life sciences, which involves many sectors of society, including government, business, and consumer groups.
- Intellectual property information sources
- Intellectual property acts
- Intellectual property agents/lawyers
Intellectual property information sources
The following links provide Canadian and international sources of intellectual property information.
Learn more about International Intellectual Property Rights.
Intellectual property acts
- Patent Act
- Trade-marks Act
- Plant Breeder's Rights Act
- Copyright Act
- Industrial Design Act
- Integrated Circuit Topography Act
Intellectual property agents/lawyers
Many professional services firms in Canada provide intellectual property assistance to commercializing firms in the life sciences sector. Some of these firms can be found via the Canadian Company Capabilities database.
Please visit the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for a full list of patent agents by province.
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