Your IP drives your business forward

Your intellectual property 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.

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What can a professional do for you?

By working with an IP professional, you’re not just registering your intellectual property. You’re building a relationship that will help you strategize at every stage of your business’ growth.

Become more competitive
Become more competitive

Use your IP help your business stand out among the competition.

Navigate complex information
Navigate complex information

Get expert advice on your IP rights to help you make informed business decisions.

Avoid costly mistakes
Avoid costly mistakes

Eliminate the risk of infringing on other businesses’ rights — or having them violate yours.

Find an IP professional

IP law can be daunting. Hiring a patent agent, trademark agent or lawyer can help you develop a strategy to make the most of your intellectual property.

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Make the most of your consultation

Be prepared with the information you need before calling an IP professional.

Consider your market

Who will you be selling to? What countries will your business operate in?

Consider your product/service

Will you be selling a product, a service, a brand? What distinguishes your business from competitors?

Consider your goals

Are you trying to prevent knock-offs? Are you trying to differentiate a unique product, service or brand? Are you trying to attract investors?

Consider your timeline & budget

When are you planning on enforcing, licensing or otherwise using your IP? Is there an active competitor in the marketplace that you need to consider?

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Discover how far your ideas can take you

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 compa

Fighting to protect IP

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

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.

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Protect your patents and trademarks

Trademark and patent agents are experts in their specific fields of IP law. Take a closer look at how IP professionals can help you obtain, protect and maximize your intellectual property rights.

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What is IP?

Patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs and similar rights are referred to as “intellectual property” (IP). IP law lets business protect their ideas, inventions and other original concepts from being used without their permission or compensation.

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