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Webinar Series on Intellectual Property

Start Date: June 2, 2016, 10:30
End Date: June 2, 2016, 11:30
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Webinar Series on Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) is a vital part of doing business in Canada if you are in the design, creative and innovation sector, but the technical nature of this topic can be confusing for exporters new to the Canadian market.

To break down what you need to know about exporting your patents and creative goods or services to Canada, TFO Canada has partnered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for a five-part Webinar Series on Intellectual Property.

Dates: Every Tuesday May 3, 10, 17, 24 and June 2, 2016 (in English only)
Time: 10:30am
Cost: Free
Register: Click here


*Participants who attend at least three webinars will receive a Certificate of Participation from TFO Canada.

Note: Please register a minimum of 2 hours before the webinar to participate.

Basics of Intellectual Property in Canada (May 3)

Are you aware that your company owns multiple intellectual property (IP)? What about the new technology you are developing? Your product names and logos? Have you developed a new design? Do you develop web content? All those must be protected and could easily become your most valuable asset.

Come and join us to learn more on patents, trade-marks, industrial design, copyrights and trade secrets! Caroline Lefebvre, Business Development Officer with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will guide you through the different IP rights that could make your business more profitable.

Speaker: Caroline Lefebrve, Business and Partnership Development Officer, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

How to register Patents in Canada (May 10)

You are thinking of doing business in Canada or are already here? Your company develops technology and you wish to control its use, sale and manufacturing in Canada? You wish to learn more about the value of a patent?

Come and join us to learn more about the patent application process in Canada. Chris Fitz-Hardy, Patent Examiner with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will demonstrate that patents are extremely valuable for your business!

Speaker: Christopher Fitz-Hardy, Patent Examiner, Mechanical Division, CIPO

How to register Trademarks in Canada (May 17)

How to make sure your products and services are well protected in Canada? Do you know the difference between a company name and a trade-mark? Do you know that trade-marks (name, logos, slogans, sounds, shapes, etc…) could become your most valuable asset?

Come and join us to learn more about the trade-mark application process in Canada. Jordan Doyle and Kimberley Baillie, Policy and Training Officers with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will guide you through the process and show you the great value and benefits of protecting your trade-marks.

Speaker: Kimberley Baillie and Jordan Doyle, Policy and Training Officers, CIPO

Exploring the different ways (mechanisms) to file patents internationally (May 24)

Seeking patent protection in multiple countries can become complex and tedious. Fortunately, some mechanisms and processes have been implemented to assist you. Because it is important to secure all your markets, you must determine where you wish to conduct business and where to apply for patent protection.

Come and join us with Christine Lord, Patent Examiner with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, who will explain how to leverage the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs to save you time and money.

Speaker: Christine Lord, Patent Examiner, Mechanical Division, CIPO

What you should know about the export of Counterfeit goods (June 2)

Did you know that Canada recently adopted stronger laws on combating the entry of counterfeit goods across its borders? How does this new legislation affect exporters and what steps can you take to make sure you are compliant? What can you do if you suspect others are pirating or copying your own labels, designs or packaging for products sold in Canada?

Join us as we host Sergeant Jeffrey Karran, Federal Coordinator of Intellectual Property Rights Crime at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to walk you through changes and requirements under the new Combating Counterfeit Products Act, in effect as of January 1, 2015.

Speaker: Sergeant Jeffrey Karran, Intellectual Property Rights Crime Federal Coordinator, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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