Intellectual property (IP) and IP rights can be difficult to understand since they are intangible business assets. Here is a brief guide of IP basics, along with resources to learn more in-depth about IP.
What is Intellectual Property, and why is it important?
Understanding the types of IP
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a special operating agency under the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development that delivers IP services in Canada. They also provide many educational resources to help understand IP.
IP law applies to many areas of business and can be used to drive competitive advantage and distinguish your brand from others. Protecting your intellectual property ensures that you, the owner, can collect the benefits of your creativity and hard work.
For more information on the value of IP, visit CIPO, as they have many valuable educational resources to help you understand IP. Of course, we are here to help if you need assistance protecting your IP in Canada or anywhere in the world.
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