Your intellectual property (IP) is your competitive advantage. Your IP refers to your patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs and similar rights — and it’s one of your most valuable assets. It’s the foundation of your dream, your vision and your journey. It’s the thing that sets your business apart from all others.
Celebrate #CanadianInnovationWeek but watching these videos about owning your Innovation IP and learn more about and discover how far your ideas can take you thanks to the Own It program and Intellectual Property institute of Canada.
Protecting green battery recycling techniques with IP
Lithion Recycling turns to IP to protect the innovative technique they’ve developed to extract strategic material from recycled batteries, which repurposes them into a new production chain while saving our environment.
Using IP to bring an air pollution solution to the global market
EnvisionSQ uses IP to protect the roadside barrier it has created to filter both noise and air pollutants with aerodynamic design and a sunlight-powered coating. By owning their IP, the team at EnvisionSQ is able to secure the global future of their company.
Fighting to protect IP: Importance of IP at Hayabusa
After its products were counterfeited around the world, martial arts brand Hayabusa quickly learned the importance of an IP strategy and that defence was its best offence — even outside the ring.
Securing IP for a stronger business: Importance of IP at Lee Valley
As one of Canada’s largest tool manufacturers, Lee Valley knows a thing or two about building from the ground up. And by protecting its IP, it was able to bring that spirit of craftsmanship to customers around the world.
The voice of IP professionals
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is the association of professionals practicing in all areas of intellectual property law. Our members come from diverse training backgrounds, and include a range of patent agents, trademark agents, lawyers, and other subject matter experts.