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Intellectual property

Intellectual assets are what we call "intangible" assets. They include inventions, new technologies, new brands, original software, novel designs, unique processes and much more. These assets have value in the marketplace very much like tangible assets, or assets that you can hold in your hand.

Discover resources

Discover resources

There is valuable information from intellectual property (IP) organizations worldwide. Check out the links below to learn more about IP from around the world:

Canada

Europe

United States

World

Tools

Tools

Explore the links below to gain knowledge about intellectual property (IP):

Guides and tools

E-learning platforms

Europe

  • European Patent Office – e-learning centre
    Browse through the various training offered by the EPO relating to patents and business.
  • European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – Academy Learning Portal
    The online home of the EUIPO learning and knowledge-sharing hub. Browse through the "Quick Links" to find courses and webinars on various trademark, design and IP topics.
  • European IPR Helpdesk
    The European IPR Helpdesk offers free-of-charge, first-line support on IP matters to beneficiaries of research projects funded by the European Union and European Union small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in transnational partnership agreements.
  • Europeantmdn
    This is a hub that connects national and regional IP offices, user associations and other IP organizations, which work together to achieve a true trademark and design system in Europe. This means that common practices, services and tools are focused on the needs of IP professionals and rights holders.
  • Innovaccess
    Innovaccess is a portal, managed by the EU VIP4SME network, that helps companies and mainly SMEs to recognize the importance of IP and turn intellectual capital into commercial values and competitiveness.

United States

  • USPTO – Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA)
    The GIPA provides IP training in a variety of different topics that focus primarily on enforcement, patents, trademarks and copyrights. GIPA programs are run on a fiscal calendar from October to September and are conducted around the world.

World

  • WIPO – Academy
    The Academy is the center of excellence for IP education and training for WIPO member states, in particular developing countries, least-developed countries and countries in transition. The Academy works to help build human capacity in IP, which is essential to innovation.
  • WIPO – eLearning Center
    This is a portfolio of courses on IP that cater to different target audiences. Courses combine traditional face-to-face and distance learning methodologies and explain how to stimulate innovation, creativity and development.

Games

  • CIPO and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) – IP Game
    Play an interactive game to discover more about IP and protecting your intangible assets.

Case studies

  • CIPO – IP Case Studies
    These teaching tools demonstrate the strategic value of IP to college and university students.
  • IP Australia – Case studies
  • WIPO – IP Advantage
    The case studies in the IP Advantage database offer insights into how IP works in the real world and how its successful exploitation can contribute to development.

Publications

Articles

Magazines

Newsletters

  • CIPO – Newsletters
    Stay in touch with the latest developments at CIPO by registering to the free email subscription services that interest you, such as Corporate News, IP for Business News, Canadian Trademark News, Canadian Patent News or Canadian Industrial Design News.
  • USPTO – Newsletters
  • WIPO – Newsletters
    Stay up to date with news and announcements from WIPO in your area of interest.

Reports

IP for Business – resources

Find an expert

Find an expert

Need help? You are not alone. Here is a list of intellectual property (IP) experts who can provide you with resources and information to guide you through the application process and advise you on your own IP strategy

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

IP agents

Canadian universities with IP courses

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