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Canadian IP Voices

Canadian IP Voices is a podcast series where we discuss tips, tricks and issues to help Canadian businesses grow and succeed, and explore the bigger picture of how trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs and trade secrets work in real life. To receive new episodes as they become available, subscribe to the IP podcast through:

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Episode 5: How to protect your videogames
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Date and length of podcast: November 24, 2021 30:42 min

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Lawyer and trademark agent Michael Shortt explains the IP rights and associated contracts that form the cornerstones in the videogaming industry and some of the related laws and rights that videogames should be aware of.

Explore online: Video and computer games industry blog posts and bulletins from Michael and colleagues. To learn more about videogame publishing contracts, you can watch Mr. Shortt's presentation on that topic.

Episode 4: How to jumpstart intellectual property protection in Canada's artificial intelligence ecosystem
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Date and length of podcast: October 29, 2021 16:02 min

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In this episode, Todd Bailey, Chief IP Officer at the Scale AI supercluster reflects on some of the challenges and solutions related to IP protection in Canada's AI (artificial intelligence) ecosystem (and it's not IP).

Explore online: Check out Todd's blog IP Without Jargon for some straight talk and steps for protecting IP.

Episode 3: How to stop counterfeit products at the border
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Date and length of podcast: October 29, 2021 12:16 min

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Becky Illson-Skinner, Senior Program Advisor and Program and Policy Lead for the Intellectual Property Rights Program at the Canadian Border Services Agency, explains how the Canadian Border Services Agency helps IP rights holders stop counterfeit products at the Canadian border.

Explore online: File a request for assistance (from the Canadian Border Services Agency)

Episode 2: Protect your IP in Amazon stores
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Date and length of podcast: October 29, 2021 17:49 min

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In this episode, we discuss the importance of using an IP agent and the strategies to ensure your IP is protected and monetized. In this episode, Mary Beth Westmoreland Amazon's VP of Brand Protection, talks about what Amazon does to protect sellers and their IP against bad actors online and what new sellers need to know before they start selling their products online on

Explore online: Protect your IP in Amazon stores (from

Episode 1: Why use an IP agent?
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Date and length of podcast: October 29, 2021 15:15 min

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Patent and Trademark Agent Louis Martineau explains what IP agents help their clients with and answers some of the most common questions he gets as he helps his clients file for IP protection.

Explore online: Meeting with an IP Professional (from Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)

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