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Types of intellectual property

  • Copyright 

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about, search or apply for registration for copyright for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

  • Industrial Designs 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about and search for industrial designs or apply for registration to protect the original visual features of a product.

  • Integrated Circuit Topographies 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about or apply for registration for your integrated circuit topographies.

  • Patent 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about, search for or apply for registration of a patent, which gives you exclusive rights over products and processes that you invent.

  • Trademarks 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office<
    Learn about, search or apply for the registration or renewal of a trademark to distinctly identify your business and protect your intellectual property in Canada and abroad.

Strategic value of IP

Financing

  • Finance a patent, a license or a new technology  

    You could receive financial support to get a patent or a license, or apply a new technology.

  • Apollo13 startup support program (in French only)

    ​Apollo 13
    Do you have an entrepreneurial idea to put into action or a desire to grow your business? The Apollo13 support program may be right for you.​

  • BDC Intellectual Property-Backed Financing 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get financing and guidance from intellectual property (IP) experts who can help you with your IP portfolios, commercialized offerings and global prospects.

  • INNOV-R — CRIAQ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project in the field of aerospace.

  • INNOV-R — CRIBIQ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions.

  • INNOV-R — CRITM 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project in the field of metal transformation.

  • INNOV-R — InnovÉÉ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project relating to the electricity industry, smart grids, transportation electrification or intelligent vehicles.

  • INNOV-R — PRIMA 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the field of advanced materials.

  • INNOV-R — PROMPT 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

Support programs and services

  • Intellectual property licensing 

    National Research Council Canada
    You can partner with R&D experts to commercialize their existing patented technologies.

  • NUANS Corporate name search 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Compare your proposed business name to the names of existing businesses to see if it is unique.

  • Patent Prosecution Highway 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Fast-track your patent application in a participating country once another participating country's IP office has approved your claim.

Supporting organizations

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

  • Telephone: 1 866 997-1936

Services offered:  Patents - Copyright - Trademarks - Intellectual property

Young Bar Association of Montreal - Legal consults for businesses

  • 445 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Suite RC-03
  • Montréal, Québec
  • H2Y 3T8

Services offered:  Copyright - Consulting services - Intellectual property - Regulations

Access Copyright

  • 69 Yonge Street, Suite 1100
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • M5E 1K3

Services offered:  Pre-cleared permission to use copyright-protected content

Copibec - Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction

  • 550, Sherbrooke West, Suite 510
  • Montreal, Québec
  • H3A 1B9

Services offered:  Reproduction rights of printed works

Lavery Go inc.

Services offered:  Legal support program for startups

Quebec Law Network

  • 75, Des Châteaux boulevard, suiteu 102
  • Blainville, Québec
  • J7B 2A4

Services offered:  Consulting services - Legal documentations - Incorporation

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

  • 33 Milton Street, suite 500
  • Montreal, Québec
  • H2X 1V1
  • Telephone: 1 800 797-6226, 514 844-8377

Services offered:  Licensing

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

  • 55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 600
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • K1P 6L5
  • Telephone: 613 238-3222
  • Fax: 613 569-7808
  • info@ccn.ca

Services offered:  Copyright Licensing of Standards

Training

  • Trademarks Database Tutorial 

    Find out the about the benefits of using the Canadian Trademarks Database and how to search it.

  • Tutorial — Your patent application 

    If you are thinking about writing a patent application, use this tutorial to help you prepare one that meets the strict requirements for filing.

  • A guide to copyright 

    This guide explains what copyright is, the process of registering a copyright in Canada and the benefits of registration.

  • IP Academy 

    CIPO offers online educational resources including seminars, an IP management webinar series, a self-assessment tool and an interactive guide to help you develop your IP strategy, and more.

  • IP Toolbox 

    Discover the different intellectual property (IP) rights that can turn your ideas into successful businesses by differentiating you from your competitors.

  • IP foundations series 

    Each training module teaches you how to create, develop, monetise and strategically exploit intellectual property assets in a competitive marketplace.

  • Plan your IP strategy 

    Establishing a plan to manage your IP assets (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets or industrial designs) can give you a competitive edge in the marketplace and ensure sustainable growth.

Other resources

  • Innovate in products and services 

    Follow the 10 essential steps in the innovation process to design and implement a clear plan to successfully launch your products on the market.

  • Product licensing 

    Discover the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining a license from a company to manufacture and sell one or more of its products.

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