Protecting Your Idea

Sometimes, You Can Skip the Patent

Stop and think before you rush to the Patent Office with specs for your new invention. It may not be worth the trouble and expense after all

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Protecting Your Idea

Protecting Your Small Business Software Idea

Protecting your intellectual property from idea pirates involves due diligence and may not be as difficult or expensive as you think.

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Protecting Your Idea

What Is the Canadian Intellectual Property Office?

Find out more about the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Register your intellectual property, such as artistic renderings, with CIPO.

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Protecting Your Idea

What Are Intellectual Assets?

Learn what it means to own intellectual assets. Such assets include original creative works, patents and industrial designs.

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Protecting Your Idea

Everything You Need To Know About Canadian Intellectual Property Law

Get an in-depth overview of Canadian property law as it applies to businesses and contractors including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and

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Protecting Your Idea

Freelancer Tips for Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Learn how freelancers can protect their intellectual property such as a brand, logo, image, patent or industrial process.

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Protecting Your Idea

Demystifying Intellectual Property

Not well-versed in the legal language? Here’s the difference between patents, industrial designs, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

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