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Intellectual property

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Intellectual property is an important economic and strategic asset for companies. To protect your innovations and prepare for all eventualities, intellectual property must be among your primary concerns.

Our advisors can help you by explaining the implications, advantages and inconveniences of the different types of intellectual property. They can also refer you to the best organizations and tools to protect your ideas.

» Contact us today to quickly get answers to your questions and receive a free assessment in order to protect your innovative ideas and maintain your competitive advantage.

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Consult our guides and our free resources to help you understand intellectual property and protect your company’s innovations.


  • 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.​

  • Intellectual property licensing 

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

  • 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.

  • Integrated Circuit Topographies 

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

  • 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.

  • R&D collaboration with the CRC 

    ​Communications Research Centre Canada
    You could license communication technologies that are ready for commercial exploitation and take advantage of collaboration opportunities.

  • 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.

  • 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.



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