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Getting Started with Intellectual Property (IP) – Why is IP Important?
Intellectual property (IP) rights can help unlock the value of your idea, but what exactly is IP and why is it important?
In this live presentation, you’ll learn what patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights are. We’ll explain how these rights are used to protect a business and how they help it grow and become more competitive. We’ll talk about how to identify and manage IP and explain ways to avoid some of the most common mistakes with IP.
Above all, it is a practical session, and we are here to learn together, make mistakes, ask questions & collaborate so that we can learn intuitively.
Despite all workshops being online this fall, we are trying to emulate the in-person experience as best as we can, which would benefit from you having your camera on during workshop unless of course you don’t have access to a webcam, in which case we still encourage your presence. Our only requirement from you is that you are eager to learn!
Elizabeth has worked for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for more than 20 years. She has held a variety of positions including, senior trademark examiner, technical policy and training officer, business development officer and now as an intellectual property (IP) advisor with CIPO’s IP Awareness and Education Program.
She has a real passion for helping entrepreneurs understand the value and importance of intellectual property and believes strongly in providing service excellence to our clients. Elizabeth successfully passed the Trademark Agent examinations and is listed as an inactive Trademark Agent on the Canadian Patent Agent and Trademark Agent (CPATA) register.
In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, volunteering in her community and dabbling in home renovation projects.
13h - 14h30