*Cet atelier est également offert en français*
Innovation starts with an idea—your idea. Are you developing your idea into something tangible such as building a brand for your business or creating a product to sell? If so, then you need to know about intellectual property (IP). This seminar will introduce you to trademarks, patents, trade secrets, industrial designs and copyright, and explain how protecting your creations through IP rights can give you an advantage over your competition.
House keeping rules
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 summer, 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!
Nicolas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (B.Ed) and a Certificate in Public Communication from Université Laval. He has been working at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) since 2015, starting as a Training Officer in the Patent Branch. In 2018, he became a Business Services Design and Development Officer, where he created digital products and resources for the CIPO website on a variety of IP related topics, that directly supported the National IP Strategy launched by the Federal Government. Since then, he has gained extensive knowledge of the IP ecosystem in Canada, and has been active in learning design, outreach and training to Canadian innovators, creators and business owners, to support IP awareness and education on a broad scale.
Nicolas is now working as an Intellectual Property Advisor (IPA) for the Ontario Region. He works more closely with Canadian innovators and small and medium-sized businesses to help them increase their knowledge base on IP, as well as strategically consider and leverage IP assets to support their business objectives.