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Directory – Key intellectual property resources

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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


  • 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.


    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 — 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.

Support programs and services

  • 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

  • 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
  • Montréal, Québec
  • H3A 1B9

Services offered:  Copyright management

Lavery Go inc.

  • 514 871-1522, 418 688-5000, 819 346-5058, 819 373-7000

Services offered:  Legal support program for startups

National Research Council Canada

  • 1200 Montreal Road, Building M-58
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • K1A 0R6

Services offered:  Support for technology innovation - Research and development - Certifications, evaluations and standards - Areas of research - Challenge programs - Open calls for proposals - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) - EUREKA!

Quebec Law Network

  • 75, Des Châteaux Blvd., Suite 102
  • Blainville, Québec
  • J7B 2A4

Services offered:  Consulting services - Legal documents - Lawyer directory - Telephone consultations with a lawyer - Legal store

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

  • 33 Milton Street, Suite 500
  • Montréal, Québec
  • H2X 1V1
  • 1 800 797-6226, 514 844-8377

Services offered:  Licensing - Rights management - International royalties - Promotion and defense of its members' rights


  • 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.